GUWAHATI, Dec 29 � The Divided Soul by Assam�s documentary filmmaker Dip Bhuyan has been selected for the competition section in the international category of the prestigious Mumbai International Film Festival, 2012 to be held in Mumbai from February 3 to 9 next year. The film has been produced by noted novelist Dr Rita Choudhury and is based on her widely appreciated novel, Makam.
Altogether 17 documentary films, each of above 40-minute duration, from Myanmar, Russia, Australia, Denmark, Georgia, Belgium, United Kingdom, Spain and India have been selected for this category of the festival. The other Indian entries include Jai Bhim Comrade by Anand Patwardhan, Miyar House by Ramendra PN, Still Standing by Pankaj Johar and Womb of the World by Rajendra Srivathsa Konda, Dreaming Taj Mahal by Nirmal Chander and Fried Fish, Chicken Soup and a Premier Show by Mamta Murthy.
The Divided Soul highlights the plight of the Indian-Chinese people who were arraigned following the 1962 Indo-China War and picked up by the Indian Army from Makum and other places of Upper Assam and taken to Rajasthan initially. Many of them were then deported to China from Rajasthan, separating them from their family members. Many of these people are now spread over different parts of the globe.