INSTITUTE: Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Calcutta
WINNER OF THE VOLUMINA SPECIAL AWARD
SYNOPSIS: “No tribe has triumphed without a poet and no poet has triumphed whitout his tribe” : thease are the words of Mahmoud Darwish Through Ianche, a Garo poet. The film tries to understand what it feels like to be a poet without the support of a written language. Once this saddening truth is understood, how can he go on writing?
PROFILE: Dominic Megam Sangma comes from the Tura Hills of Megalaya, India. He studied at the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute in Kolkata. He has become one of the few documentary filmmakers from the northeast of India, whose documentaries have been selected for several international film festivals, such as the Munich International Film Festival, the International Students Film and Theatre Festival and the International Film Festival of India. Two of his prominent short films are : Karyukai, which explains how people conceal their deepest pains with smiles on their faces, and Rong’ Kuchak (Echoes), which depicts the inner struggle of Ianche, a Garo poet.