IMPHAL, Dec 18 - Haobam Paban Kumar�s national award winning non-feature film Phum Shang (Floating Life) has been selected to the international competition section for documentary film under 60 minutes category of Mumbai International Film Festival which will be held from January 28 to February 3 next year in Mumbai. An announcement of the selection was made by MIFF on Thursday.
Phum Shang depicts Loktak, the largest freshwater lake in North East characterised by its unique floating biomass �phumdi�, which is the primary source of livelihood for the fishermen who live there. The film covers not only the rich and abundant bio-diversity of the Loktak but also delves into serious issues as fallout of development induced poverty.
This is the second time Haobam�s film got selected for International competition section of MIFF.