Langkhun | Documentary on the history and culture of Lalungs under way

By Sujata Devi

Guwahati, January 21: Photographer writer from Assam Arnav Jyoti Mahanta is now busy making his first documentary film on the proud history and culture of the Lalungs or the Tiwas (Tiwa Tribe). The film is directed by himself, assisted by Gauranga Dewri and produced by the Tiwa Autonomous Council. The film is being made under the banner of Cinecut Films.

The film is named “Langkhun (লাংখুন)“; Langkhun means a stick made of bamboo which stands as a symbol of victory and pride. The documentary is shot at exotic locations of Morigaon, Karbi Anglong, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.

The director informed that it was confusing to prepare the script, as there were numerous myths about the history and culture of the Tiwas. The team had to meet many personalities and research scholars to come to a conclusion about portraying the tribe in the documentary. The tentative date of release of the film is January 04, 2019.

“The film is on the rich history and cultural background of the Tiwa tribe and their contribution towards the making of Assamese culture. This documentary will give an exposure on the lifestyle of the people of the tribe. We are trying to show the world how the riversons are living their life depending on nature, along with the impact of globalization on this tribe” says Arnav in a rendezvous with team UniTreed.

Here is the exclusive glimpse of some shots taken during the shoot.

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