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Palace Auditorium, MSFDS

Gorai Phakhri

The decades of armed conflict between the State and the separatist groups in the region is now receding. A doctoral student from the city comes and witnesses the scars left by militarization and the effects of deep seated patriarchy on the everyday lives of women.

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Gorai Phakhri
Gorai Phakhri

Time & Location

04 Mar 2024, 5:00 pm – 6:40 pm

Palace Auditorium, MSFDS, RW2X+QHR Konung Mamang, Angom Colony, Imphal, Manipur 795001, India

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GORAI PHAKHRI

Director -  Rajni Basumatary Duration - 95 minutes Language -  Bodo

Producer - Jani Vishwanath; Rajni Basumatary

Screenplay - Rajni Basumatary

Cinematography - Chida Bora

Editing - Tinni Mitra

Sound - Amrit Pritam; Debajit Changmai

Cast - Helina Daimary, Sangeena Brahma, Mithinga Narzary, Anjali Daimari

SYNOPSIS

Set in the foothills in Northeast India, the story explores the lives of women recovering from decades of armed conflict. Preeti, a doctoral student, comes to the village for her fieldwork. Her romantic ideas of rural life are crushed after witnessing the effects that militarization and patriarchy have on the everyday lives of these women.

Mainao's husband, a rebel, was killed by security personnel. Gaodaang's husband is serving in the Indian army posted along the country's border. Once inseparable friends, they are now struggling with the bitter legacies left behind by their husbands. Middle-aged Malothi is gang raped by an armed patrol one night. Her husband abandons her, labelling her "unclean".

But winds of change are about to blow..

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