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“Nagaland - Journey through the choir of clouds” – a short documentary
A short travel documentary by Jim Ankan Deka showcasing the grandeur enchanting land of Nagaland, a hill state of India, mixed with its breathtaking natural beauty and vibrant culture.
By: Samriddhi Tanti
“Nagaland - A place where swirling clouds gently kiss the mighty hills, where nature preserves in its bosom the primeval traditions of the land, where picturesque sights await at every blink, where ethnic notes conflate with temporary melodies....”
A sense of travelling back in time engulfs one, as the documentary takes us on a journey through the districts of Nagaland encompassing the serene life of the people and filling one with a sense of detachment from the chaos and humdrum of modern civilization. The documentary comes across as a landmark in itself as it explores an all embracing picture of a region, its people and their story. The director manages to have several scenes that give a glimpse into the core of Naga society with its myriad tribes and the remnants of the early animist culture and ancient traditions existing parallel to the contemporary life of the new generation. The entire team, including the script writer duo Parmita Borah and Schuyler Ellers (also the narrator), come together to create a brilliant film that not only presents a unique view of the state of Nagaland, but also leaves a burning desire within the viewer to have a taste of this intoxicating land.
The film is produced by Eastern Fare Music Foundation and Jim Ankan. The internet version of the short documentary is released on 22nd July, 2011, and can be viewed on different portals including Dailymotion (www.dailymotion.com/