Kongthong film wins in UK

Shillong, April 4: My name is Eeooow, a film shot in Kongthong village in East Khasi hills Meghalaya has won the ‘Tangible Culture’ Prize in UK. The film was part of the 36 films shortlisted from around the globe for the 15th RAI Film Festival which took place at Watershed in Bristol (UK), from 29 March to 1 April 2017.
The film is directed by three times national award winner Oinam Doren and produced by CCRT. Shillong based musician and filmmaker Wanphrang Diengdoh has co-written and edited the film while actor/photographer Bai Marbaniang has assisted the director.

The film follows the families of two married sisters; Shidiap Khongsit and Shithoh Khongsit whose children has to stay in Shillong for higher studies as the village school has provision for only up to class seven. The filmmaker tries to question what happen to the tradition of having musical names in the village when the children leaves the village.

Rothel Khongsit, a young dynamic community leader of Kongthong village said he was exalted on hearing the news. He thanked Doren and all the crew members involved for working very hard to make a beautiful film out of their village.

After the world premiere in Bristol (UK), My name is Eeooow will start travelling to other film festivals, film clubs, Institutes and universities. The film crew are planning to screen the film in Shillong very soon along with the cast from Kongthong village.

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