LONGRA

Director : Sankhajit Biswas / 26:36 mins / India / 2019

LONGRA

India / 26:36 / 2019/ English         

Direction Sankhajit Biswas DoP Sourabh Kanti  Dutta Editing Samik Basu, Sankhajit Biswas Music Santajit  Chatterjee Other Tulika  Srivastava

Synopsis: ‘Jhum’ or Shifting cultivation is an age-old farming practice prevalent amongst the indigenous tribes of Northeast India. Jhum being an integral part of the Naga way of life, any effort to discourage Jhum has been more or less futile. In 2010, Longra a small yet progressive village of the Chang tribe, decided to walk a different path.   Longra is a visual exercise in the tracing of that path.

Director’s Bio: Sankha studied editing in the Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute. He has edited many award-winning documentaries and fiction films. Dui Dhuranir Golpo (‘In-between Days’ 2012), his debut documentary as director, has been screened in CPH:DOX, Yamagata, DocPoint Helsinki, IFSFFK and many LGBTQ festivals around the globe. His second documentary The Wind in the Maruwa Field, produced by Films Division, was part of Indian Panorama 2016. Currently, he is making his first feature length documentary Metamorphosis.