Manipuri, Assamese, Naga films in film festival

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Imphal, May 03: The International Film Festival of India, 2007, being held at New Delhi, will screen three Manipuri films, an Assamese and an animation film of Nagaland, Manipur Information Centre officials said here today.

A special exposition of the entire Indian Panorama films was being presented at the festival which began yesterday at the national capital.

The 8-day exposition, titled ''The Festival of Indian Panorama, 2007'', organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals under the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, will screen 21 feature and 15 non-feature films.

The non-feature film section will present the biographicals and chronicle the lives of important Indian personalities like Naushad Ali, Pandit Ramnarayan, Mubarak Begum and Rajarshi Bhagyachandra of Manipur.

Films like 'Bagher Bacha', 'Hope Dies Last in War', 'Joy Ride' and 'Whose Land Is It Anyway', covering a wide spectrum of contemporary themes and treatments, will be screened, the officials added.

Manipuri feature film 'Yenning Amadi Likla' (Spring and Dew), directed by Makhonmani Mongsaba, will be screened on May 7 while Aribam Syam Sharma's non-feature film 'Rajarshi Bhagyachandra of Manipur' and Haobam Paban Kumar's non-feature film 'Ngaihak Lambida' (Along the way) will be screened on May 4 and 8 respectively.

Assamese feature film 'Jaatingaa Ityaadi', directed by Sanjib Sabhapandit, will be screened on May 3 while an animation film made by Meren Imchen from Nagaland will be presented on May 6.


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