GIFF-1: Meeting Jahnu Barua

It was such a great privilege to meet Jahnu Barua. Barua is an internationally acclaimed film director. He hails from Assam. His works have affirmed the much ignored Assamese cinema. The North East Indian cinema produces some good films. But due to lack of fragmented markets and multiplicity of languages, it has always lived in the shadows of its other illustrious country cousins, notably the communing big brother Bollywood. I have watched a few of his films and jabber become a better student of cinema, learning to appreciate local cultures and the forgotten art of film making. Being in Guahati at a time when the north eastern part of India organises its very first International Film Festival or GIFF, gives me the advantage to benefit from it. Have a look at the pictures to see the celebratory atmosphere

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