North East India shines at 'Fragrances From The North East' film fest

Recently, the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), ministry of information and broadcasting, in coordination with the northeast division of the home ministry and the ministry of culture, organised a film festival titled "Fragrances from the North East". The Siri Fort Auditorium in the Capital hosted the film festival dedicated to gems from North-east India between August 22 and 24, 2014.

The festival showcased acclaimed films from each of the 'Seven Sisters' and provided a glimpse into other cultural aspects of the region with concerts, exhibitions and food stalls. The festival was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister for Information & Broadcasting Shri Prakash Javadekar,

The opening film at the festival was the 2012 Mizo feature Khawnglung Run (The Raid of Khawnglung). Directed and produced by Mapuia Chongthu, it is based on the Khawnglung massacre of 1856-59. Of the two National Award-winning films that were screened at the festival, Jahnu Barua's 2014 Assamese film Ajeyo (Invincible) looks into the past and Pradip Kurbah's Khasi film Ri: A Homeland of Uncertainity. Another award winning film was the Manipuri feature film “Phijigee Mani” (The Only Jewel). Manipur was represented by director O. Gautam Singh and actress Tonthoi Leisangthem.

Tonthoi Leisangthem at Fragrances From The North East film fest, New Delhi (more photos at -