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Cinema House | The Eve of Elections | Nine Hills One Valley | Screening


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Haobam Paban Kumar ‘s Nine Hills One Valley chronicles the journey of Anam Ahum, a Tangkhul from the hill, travels to Imphal city in the valley to meet his daughter before she leaves for New Delhi for further studies. During the course of the journey, he encounters different people and their stories, making us witness to the brutishness of ethnic conflicts. Yet, in the face of distressed memories, hope thrives.

Director’s statement:

“NINE HILLS ONE VALLEY is my personal journey about my intrinsic dilemma of being born in a place like Manipur which is absorbed with a tapestry of diversity of indigenous people. Here people aspire to reach out to the elusive harmony while stand-up each day for their forest, land and culture. The film was made during the distressing solitude of the covid pandemic.

About the director:

Haobam Paban Kumar is a prominent voice from Manipur dabbling in both non-fiction and fiction storytelling. His film AFSPA 1958 was awarded the Golden Lotus for the Best Documentary at the 56 th National Film Awards 2008. A CRY IN THE DARK was screened at the 31 st Toronto Film Festival 2006 and MOMA New York 2007. After nearly a decade of documentary filmmaking,

he made his critically acclaimed feature film Loktak Lairembee (Lady of the Lake) which featured at 67 th Berlin Film Festival. His latest fiction film Joseph’s Son was in the Main Competition section of the 25 th Shanghai International Film Festival 2023.

Cast and Crew:

Producers: Warepam Jhansirani and Haobam Paban Kumar

Story/ Screenplay: Haobam Paban Kumar and Sankha

Cinematographer: Ranjan Palit and Irom Maipak

Editor: Sankha

Sound Designer: Sukanta Majumdar

Cast: Anam Ahum

Production Company: Oli Pictures




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