Tuesday, May 31, 2011

58th National award winner- Songs of Mashangva

SONGS OF MASHANGVA produced & directed by Oinam Doren gets Rajat Kamal at the 58th National Awards; the highest filmmaking award in the country given by the Government of India.

JURY CITATION: An insightful foray into the complex and layered life of a ‘song’ and all that it carries within it for a community. It inquires into the shared critical history of a community in the specific context of an overarching missionary presence and how it has affected their lives. The jury appreciates it for the courageous, yet poetic exploration of the subject from the ethnographic perspective