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River Taming Mantras
2019-11-11 15:05:37

Over the last 50 years the government has built 14,000 kilometres of embankments in an attempt to tame the rivers of eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam and Orissa. Despite this massive expenditure, losses due to flooding and the area that is now vulnerable to flooding has increased. 16% of Bihar is now permanently waterlogged, a direct consequence of the construction of embankments.''River Taming Mantras' explores the technological, economic and political rationale that underlies the adoption of such flood control measures. The film argues that because these rivers carry an enormous silt load, they have enormous power. Attempts to control these rivers are unlikely to succeed. On the other hand, the vast sums spent on the building and maintenance of these embankments provides endless opportunities for the siphoning of funds. Ultimately, it is the poor people who suffer - migrating to other states, towns and cities in search of food and shelter.

Released on: 2004

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Point and Shoot
2019-11-11 14:39:20

The film attempts to understand the relationship of a traditional hunting community, the Yimchungrü tribe of Nagaland; with the animals and birds found in the forests around their village, Fakim. It shows the significance of hunting in a tribal society and ways in which it is adapting to a rapidly changing cultural and ecological landscape.
Situated near the Indo-Myanmar border in Nagaland, Fakim is a small village, where the people share a unique coexistence with the environment. In the urban world, the word ‘hunting’ has several preconceived notions attached to it. It is often perceived as a taboo and never regarded as an art or a tradition. Rooted in rich culture, this film intends to re-define hunting as a concept, as seen in the past, the present, and in the future.

The film explores if it is possible to reach a balance between the practice of hunting and the practice of conservation. The film does not look at the act of hunting in isolation, but reveals a complex web of interdependencies of the people with the forest and the society they live in.

Released on: 2016

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Zoram ka hmangaih che (Mizoram Documentary Film)
2019-11-11 14:39:07

This docu film is about the people of Mizoram who took up arms in struggling for independence. It shows the brutality committed by the army, the citizens were mishandled and beaten, women were raped etc.,

Released on: 1991

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Witness - Drugged to death
2019-11-11 13:59:29

A look at why India's vulture population is declining alarmingly. Committing oneself to saving vultures may not be everyone's idea of a life vocation. But for 33-year-old Arnab Basu, based India's state of Assam, it is a serious mission with global health ramifications. Over the last 10 years, the population of vultures in India and Pakistan has reduced by 95 per cent - they are now at risk of extinction.

Released on: 2010

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World's Bishops Meet (1948)
2019-11-11 13:13:09

'Canterbury East' swing to train arriving to the station.  Crowd gathered on the station to greet the bishops. Right Reverend N. K. Biswas of Assam walking out of train with big smile. General view outside the station, crowd of bishops shaking hands.

Released on: 1948

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While The Sentinel Sleeps
2019-11-11 13:10:45

The Story of a community that lives around the Patkai ranges of the Himalayas in Nagaland, a region which records a higher incidence of HIV/ AIDS than the world average.

Released on: 2006

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When the Chief Minister Met the People
2019-11-11 12:55:47

Women's group broke all the akor (Manner) and confronted Dr. D. D. Lapang, Chief Minister of Meghalaya 29th October 2004. This documentary is about the protest of the Meghalaya women association and various women NGOs against the setting up of the State Commission for women by the CM.

Released on: 2004

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Voices from Assam Indias four million unwanted
2019-11-11 12:44:52

In the state of Assam, a silver of India squeezed between Bangladesh and Bhutan, four million people are at risk of becoming stateless.

Released on: 2018

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Visit to Wanchu Nagas 1962
2019-11-11 12:21:14

Christoph von Furer Haimendorf in March 1962 visited Wanchu tribe in Nagaland. He filmed their daily choirs and activities.

Released on: 1962

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Ursula Graham Bower's colour film in Naga Hills, 1939
2019-11-11 12:14:18

Walking through a park Tankghul Naga – Tuinem Village Tankul Naga weaving - setting up - weaving - sewing together the strips Nagas on the road with photographic equipment Close-up of Luikai, smoking Tangkhul Naga wrestling, Ukhrul - two men wrestling War dance Yartong takes a head - two men in a mock fight with spears and shields at Ukhrul Tangkhul girls singing Huimi village Spear throwing Spear throwing in Camp Songphel

Released on: 1939