Film on Naga Folk Music selected for 5 International Film Festivals

National Award winning Assamese director Utpal Borpujari’s latest releases on Naga music “Songs of the Blue Hills”, a 96-minute documentary film on contemporary Naga folk music has been invited for screening at five international film festivals later this year.

The unique feature film shot extensively across the state of Nagaland, uncovering a number of Naga tribal folk musicians and exponents including Tetseo Sisters, the Nagaland Singing Ambassadors, Abiogenesis, Nagagenous, Baptist Youth Choir Poilwa Village, Nise Meruno, Sademmeren Longkumer, Purple Fusion and Theja Meru, will make it’s debut at the Doc Outlook International Market of the Visions du Reel Film Festival (Nyon, Switzerland), Gothenburg Independent Film Festival (Sweden), New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), Eyes & Lenses Ethnographic Film Festival (Warsaw, Poland) and the World Music & Independent Film Festival (Washington).

“Song of the Blue Hills”, produced by Girish Joshi for the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), Union Ministry of Culture, is now available via Jungle Home Video label.

Watch the trailer for “Song of the Blue Hills” below:


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