Nagaland: Two-day children film festival begins

Nagaland: Two-day children film festival begins

DIMAPUR: A two-day children film festival in various schools of Dimapur initiated by the Children’s Film Society, India and Directorate of School Education, Government of Nagaland along with Cinedarbaar  kicked off today on August 29 till August 30.

The film festival, which started in Nagaland on August 23, has showcased various films in Kohima and Wokha. Today In Dimapur, it will showcase films like Kima’s Lode – Beyond the class directed by Zuala Chhangte (2015), Nokpokliba by Meren Imchen (2005), and Goopi Gawaiyaa Bagha Bajaiyaa by Shilpa Ranade (2013).

On August 30, Krish, Trish & Batliboy directed by Munjal Shroff and Tilakraj Shetty (2009), Nokpokliba, and Goopi Gawaiyaa Bagha Bajaiyaa will be screened.

A press release informed that the 75-minute long Kima’s Lode – Beyond the class is set in the remote border town of Chhimtui in North East India. The town is shaken up as 12-year-old boy Kima goes missing. His widowed mother fears the worst. Kima suddenly returns but refuses to tell where he has been. He makes a secret plan with his best buddies Rova and Dawnga to go back to the forest. On the fateful day, the boys share a ride with an old man who tells them of a strange tale.

The 9-minute long Nokpokliba is based on a Naga folktale. It tells the story of Nokpokliba, a mystic, who saves his people from the treachery of an evil merchant by using his magical powers.

Goopi Gawaiyaa Bagha Bajaiyaa, an 18-minute movie, will show the story of Goopi and Bagha, a pair of musicians gifted with magical powers by the kings of Ghosts.

60 minutes long Krish, Trish & Baltiboy is about Krish a monkey, Trish a cat and Baltiboy a donkey. They are three minstrels who take you on an exotic journey to the land of Indian folk tales and folk music, the release said. “These endearing characters take you to three different regions of India – Rajasthan, Kerala and Punjab. From the deserts of Rajasthan comes the very emotional folk story of how the gluttony of a queen would have torn apart a deer family but for the intervention of a wise king who realizes his folly through the emotional experience of the deer-hunter. Travel to the back waters of Kerala and meet the rich landlord and how he discovers the secret of happiness by finding a cure for his greed. And finally from the wheat fields of Punjab meet the brave farmer’s wife and the not so brave farmer. See how this smart woman deals with a man-eating tiger and outwits him by her sharp thinking and presence of mind.” In the film, discover folk wisdom presented in an artistic manner through magnificent folk art and watch how this magnificent art comes alive through the medium of animation.

Children’s Film Society, India (CFSI) was set up in 1955 and since then it has produced over 250 films for children, including feature films, short films, animations, television episodes, and documentaries.

(Via The Morung Express)




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