Mayong: Assamese film to screen at an American festival

National Award winning film maker Utpal Borpujari’s latest documentary titled “Mayong: Myth/Reality”, based on Mayong, a small cluster of villages situated in Marigaon district of Assam known for its witchcraft practices and legends associated with black magic, has been selected for screening at the Silent River Film Festival in California (USA) to be held from October 17 to 20.

The film produced by Jayanta Goswami under the banner of Darpan Cine Production, has been previously screened at the 6th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, 5th Cine ASA Guwahati International Film Festival and the Indie8 Film Festival in Shillong. It made waves for bringing this untold tribal witchcraft village into the realms of mainstream archaeology relics and artefacts.

Utpal Borpujari informed via email, “It’s a positive sign that a film from the Northeast region is traveling to the United States with the story of Mayong’s legendary magic, and this documentary has also been archived by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Britain and Ireland for cultural ethnography studies”.

The story follows an informal survey among about 200 young adults in Assam, asking if they have ever heard or had traveled to Mayong – the cradle of Black Magic? The documentary explores the legendary witchcraft of Mayong prevailing in Assamese folklore for ages.

The DVD’s with English subtitles distributed by Junglee Home Video, a subsidiary label of Times Music group is now available across all the Planet M outlets in India and you can also order for a copy online via

Don’t miss this cinematic journey to a place believed to be the land of sorcerers and illusion.

Watch the trailer for “Mayong: Myth/Reality” below:


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