Enjo leaves home for school like every morning. But he accidentally spots an Eastern Hoolock Gibbon, hidden in a cluster of trees. Despite being warned by grandma Dibili, Enjo waits to take a deep look at this gibbon. What happens when grandma Dibili finds out about this interaction?
Set amidst a picturesque village in the Northeast India, the film AMEPÃ is about a child's inquisitiveness towards an animal. The film takes inspiration from community based conservation practices. Idu Mishmi tribe from the Northeast India protects vulnerable specie of Hoolock gibbons through deep rooted folk beliefs and narratives. The film aims to spark a conversation about human's relationship with animals.
COVID RESPONSE ~ A Himalayan story, is a documentary on the ongoing global pandemic and how it affects a remote Himalayan state in India. The film is a critical look at the various ways in which people’s suffering- mental, physical and financial, have been worsened by the novel coronavirus.
The 25-minute documentary celebrates Himachal Pradesh’s self-reliance and resilience. Viewers will get to witness incredible stories of people on the frontline of this global health crisis- from doctors, nurses to social health volunteers. The film touches upon the migrant crisis in India through the eyes of Aditi, a young environmental activist who turned to labour rights overnight. Artists like Meenakshi- program director of Dharamshala’s community radio, worked everyday throughout India’s historic lockdown to make sure the people were informed on the latest government guidelines, during one of the world’s most uncertain times. The documentary also highlights the work of rural development organisations like CORD, that have worked tirelessly for decades to uplift women and empower villages - work that was very handy during this pandemic.
The objective of the film is to highlight loopholes in India’s healthcare and administrative systems while celebrating front-line workers.
The film explores the Shaheen Bagh movement, a women's-led protest in India against the new citizenship laws, and how it has forged solidarities across the globe. The movement evokes hope in dark fascist times and gave impetus to many similar protests across India, mostly led by Muslim women.
A young trans woman from rural Bengal eschews social and cultural pressures at every stage of self-realisation. But as she finally comes to the city for a sex change operation, she faces extreme challenges and questions that corner her to make a choice between giving up her struggle or standing up for who she truly is.
Content Warnings: Adult Content and Mild Violence.