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Film on Meghalaya nominated for UK prize

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IMPHAL, March 13 - National award winning filmmaker Oinam Doren�s new film �My name is Eeooow� has been nominated for the �Tangible Culture Prize� at the 15th RAI Film Festival at Watershed in Bristol (UK), from March 29 to April 1, 2017. The film will also have its world premiere at the festival.

The film is set in Kongthong village, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. Kongthong is a quaint little village about 60 km away from Shillong. The inhabitants there practices a unique tradition called the Jyngwrai Iawbei in which musical tunes as names in honour of the clan ancestress are given, according to a press release.

The song names come as an expression of the mother�s love for her newborn. The film follows the families of two married sisters; Shidiap and Shithoh Khongsit whose children have to stay in Shillong for higher studies as the village school has provision for only up to class seven.

Beautifully shot and augmented with melodious music by Khasi folk singer Kerios Wahlang, the filmmaker Doren pays rich tribute to Meghalaya�s beautiful landscape and the young Khasi boys, the inheritance of its rich culture.

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Film on Meghalaya nominated for UK prize

IMPHAL, March 13 - National award winning filmmaker Oinam Doren�s new film �My name is Eeooow� has been nominated for the �Tangible Culture Prize� at the 15th RAI Film Festival at Watershed in Bristol (UK), from March 29 to April 1, 2017. The film will also have its world premiere at the festival.

The film is set in Kongthong village, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. Kongthong is a quaint little village about 60 km away from Shillong. The inhabitants there practices a unique tradition called the Jyngwrai Iawbei in which musical tunes as names in honour of the clan ancestress are given, according to a press release.

The song names come as an expression of the mother�s love for her newborn. The film follows the families of two married sisters; Shidiap and Shithoh Khongsit whose children have to stay in Shillong for higher studies as the village school has provision for only up to class seven.

Beautifully shot and augmented with melodious music by Khasi folk singer Kerios Wahlang, the filmmaker Doren pays rich tribute to Meghalaya�s beautiful landscape and the young Khasi boys, the inheritance of its rich culture.