Synopsis: Shem, an out of work, self styled detective with a sharp sense of the streets escapes the lethargy of small town Shillong when he is asked to investigate the disappearance of objects worthy of great cultural value. Navigating narrow streets and dark alleys, he embarks on an emotional and mental journey reflective of the realities of Shillong. The film is part of the #khasinewwave movement.
Cast: Adil Hussain, Dawiat Syiem, Elizer BAreh, Randell Nongkhlaw, Rana Kharkangor, Lumbor Mawsor, Merlvin Mukhim
Cinematography: Paramesh Deka
Editing: Wanphrang K Diengdoh
Writer: Wanphrang K Diengdoh
Sound: Amrit Pritam
Music: Hammarsing Kharhmar, Gareth Bonello, Tarik, Mojo, The Ska Vengers
Producer: Adil Hussain, Dawiat Syiem, Elizer BAreh, Randell Nongkhlaw, Rana Kharkangor, Lumbor Mawsor, Merlvin Mukhim
Director Bio: Wanphrang K Diengdoh is founder of red dur, a production space for films and music. In 2009, he was awarded the public arts grant from the Foundation of Indian Contemporary arts for his installation Kali Kamai. In 2011, his debut short film '19/87' bagged all the awards at the GISFF Film Festival. In 2013, he was awarded the ‘Early Career Film Fellowship’ from the TISS, Mumbai, for his documentary proposal ‘Where the Clouds End’ – a documentary about tribal identity and border politics. In 2015, he directed Between the Forest and the Song, a film that explores the song naming tradition in Kongthong Village and the implications of modernity in tribal spaces. In 2017, he released 'Because We did Not Choose'- a film on tribal labour during the First World War. Wanphrang also co-wrote and edited 'My Name is Eeooow'. The film received the prestigious Intangible Culture prize at the Royal Anthropological Institute’s Ethnographic Film Festival in the UK ' and Best Film at Film Festival della Lessinia, Italy. Wanphrang is part of the politco-punk band Tarik and #khasinewwave music project Ñion.
Age Limit: U/A