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Assam filmmaker makes lockdown video with global artists

Mumbai-based Assamese filmmaker Arunjit Borah has come up with an experimental video during the lockdown period with nine other filmmakers from nine countries.

After releasing the video on various digital platforms on Friday, Borah said that it’s an attempt to spread some positivity amid the COVID-19 outbreak and negativity.

Titled ‘Sunbeam’, the 3.6 minute video has captured artists and people around the globe who sharing their thoughts about the difficult times, yet staying positive.

“The world is going through a difficult time. However, though COVID-19 has brought in so much fear, anxiety and depression into the world, on a positive note, this has come as a blessing in disguise as well. This has brought the whole world together, helping us realize the fact that we are human first in spite of differences of race, language, religion, demography or skin colour. I firmly believe, the end of this crisis will transform the world by changing the way we have been thinking and living. The brighter days are sure to come. There is always a bright sun waiting at the end of a dark night,” Arunjit told The News Mill.

He said that the video was made under all the lockdown rules and regulations.

The video features Ahcitz Azcona from Mexico, Marwa Kamel from Egypt, Sonia Melnyk from Ukraine, Janina Pritzker from Germany, Chiao-lin Ho from Taiwan, Shirin Caiola from Italy, Wale Don from Africa, Carol Fallon from US and Rakesh Chaturvedi Om of Kesari-fame from India.

The artists have expressed their thoughts and positive words in their own languages from their home from across the globe, which were clubbed by the filmmaker Arunjit. No one has met each other during the project and even now.

“It was a lovely experience to share the thoughts with them. They also liked it and happily agreed to be a part of this project. I’m thankful to each one of them,” added Arunjit.

Associate producer Stanley Coelho from Chicago expressed his reason for being a part of Sunbeam as, “This global experimental lockdown project had a purpose, and I think we were able to achieve it through this video, you may not understand the language from every participant from different parts of the world but they bring one strong message for all of us, to be one and to be positive”.

Arunjit has been part of several important projects in Mumbai and worked with some of the big names of the tinsel town. His debut feature film ‘Midnight Song’ has also been appreciated at various film festivals.


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