Meghalaya-based movie — ‘My Name is Eeooow’ wins Tangible Culture Prize at RAI FF in UK

Meghalaya-based movie — ‘My Name is Eeooow’ wins Tangible Culture Prize at RAI FF in UK

SHILLONG, April 3: What could be termed as a boost to the film industry in the Northeast, a movie directed by three time national award filmmaker from Manipur, Oinam Doren — 'My Name is Eeooow' bagged the prestigious  'Tangible Culture Prize' at the 15th RAI Film Festival which took place at Watershed in Bristol (UK) from 29 March to 1 April 2017.

The award which was announced on April 1 came as a surprise for Oinam Doren even as he is overjoyed by the announcement and expressed his gratitude to his team.

It may be mentioned that the film also had its world premiere at the festival. 

'My Name is Eeooow'

The film revolves around Kongthong, a hamlet in East Khasi Hills about 60km from Shillong, and a traditional practice called the Jyngwrai Iawbei. The tradition is to have musical tunes as names in honour of the clan ancestress. The song names come as an expression of the mother's love for her new born.

Shillong-based actor and photographer Baia Marbaniang, who recently worked in a Bollywood project, has worked in the film as assistant director while filmmaker and musician Wanphrang Diengdoh has edited the film.

The two of them, along with Doren, happens to be alumni of the Mass Communications department at St Anthony's College.

Check this link for more detail: 15th RAI Film Festival

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