Staff Reporter SHILLONG, Apr. 26:
SHILLONG, Apr. 26:The second International Women’s Film Festival was inaugurated on Monday at U Soso Tham Auditorium with Education Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh as the chief guest. This event will be held till May 2.
Other dignitaries present included activist Patricia Mukhim and Sweety Pala.
The main attraction of the festival is a Manipuri film titled ‘Thoudang – love in the time of militancy’. Set in the backdrop of the turmoil of Manipur, the movie is produced and written by Madhumita Chakraborty
Chakaraborty has over 20 years experience as a print and television journalist and has worked for publications like The Observer, The Times of India, The Pioneer and Eve’s Weekly.
She has also produced several series for The Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Doordarshan. Presently, her highly successful series, ‘Youth Folio’ covering the entire eight states of the North East is telecast every Thursday at 4.30pm on DD (NE).
Chakraborty has produced and directed several well-acclaimed documentaries on the
tribes, culture, and folk tales of the North East, among other works.
‘Thoudang’ is her first feature film.
Chakraborty, while speaking to the media, said that filming the movie was one the biggest challenges she has faced. She added that the obstacles faced were so strong that the shooting had to be completed in Shillong.