‘Xhoixobote Dhemalite’ or Rainbow Fields, is one of the three films to be selected from the northeast at the Indian Panorama. ‘Village Rockstars’ by Rima Das and Apatani language film ‘Aada’ by Amar Kaushik have also been selected.
Rainbow Fields by Bidyut Kotoky which deals with the mental trauma of children which grew up during the turbulent years of the 1980s in Assam had earlier won the Best Foreign Film in the Hollywood International Cinefest.
Unfortunately, the film which is the second feature film of the national award-winning director is lacking fund to release the film in Assam.
“Xhoixobote Dhemalite (Rainbow Fields…) is a semi-autobiographical film. It is based on the life of children growing up in the Assam of 1980s, those violent times… and how that violence affected their life,” director Bidyut Kotoky told The News Mill.
The film features veteran Victor Banerjee, Dipannita Sharma, Nakul Vaid, Naved Aslam, Nipon Goswami and Nikumoni Barua among others.
To release the film in Assam and elsewhere, the crowdfunding campaign has been started with Wishberry.in to gather a sum of Rs 10 lakh.
Rima Das directed ‘Village Rockstars’ has already travelled the world and collected laurels. Her film narrates the tale of a 10-year-old girl named Dhunu, the protagonist, who dreams of owning a guitar and forming a band, the Rockstars, with a group of local boys. Dhunu, however, has to fight gender stereotypes on what a girl should do amid poverty and other hostile conditions.
Amar Kaushik’s debut film ‘Aaba’ is shot in Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh. It narrates the tale of an old man who waits for his death by digging his own grave.