Two Mizo films, among them a documentary about the two-decade insurgency, have been selected for screening at the upcoming Mumbai International Film Festival.
While fiction short “Chengrang Lanu” (Musket Lady) by Malsawmkima Chhangte will be screened as part of the short film competition (National), documentary film “MNF: The Mizo Uprising” by Napoleon R Z Thanga will be screened in the non-competitive category.
News of the films scheduled to be screened at the festival have been greeted with congratulations by the Mizoram government; the information department, besides announcing their entries, also flashed a message from it’s chief, Jim Chozah.
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The government, in collaboration with a film society, has been actively trying to promote Mizo films in an attempt to counter the ubiquitous Korean and Hindi serials dubbed in Mizo and which are beamed across homes in the state and neighboring regions inhabited by ethnic Mizos.