‘Where the Clouds End’ screening at The People’s Studio today

‘Where the Clouds End’ screening at The People’s Studio today
Tue, May 14, 2019

GANGTOK,: The People’s Studio here at Kazi Road is scheduled to hold a public screening of the acclaimed documentary film ‘Where the Clouds End,’ by Shillong-based filmmaker Wanphrang K Diengdoh on Tuesday.
The one-time screening which is free for all will be followed by a panel discussion with Wanphrang and Tribeny Rai, independent filmmaker from Sikkim along with professors Yodida Bhutia and Phairembam Newton Singh from Sikkim University, a press release informs.
The screening starts at 4.30 pm.
‘Where the Clouds End’ is a compelling documentary about tribal identity and border politics in Meghalaya. Following the creation of frontiers between India and it’s neighbours in 1947, the movement of foreigners into Shillong gradually began to arouse unrest. People who had previously moved freely in the Khasi Hills suddenly became an unwelcome influx, threatening the land and purity of the Khasis.
The filmmaker captures this indigenous group’s struggle to claim a legitimate ethnicity, preserve pure racial identity and assert subsequent land rights. The film challenges stereotypical notions portrayed by the media of the unwanted ‘outsider’ who threatens traditions, social structures and moral values. ‘Where the Clouds End’ explores identity as a fluid concept, which defies man-made imaginations, historical ideals, political definitions and geographic boundaries.
In 2013, Wanphrang was awarded the ‘Early Career Film Fellowship’ from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, for his documentary proposal of ‘Where the Clouds End’. The film has been screened at the Royal Anthropological Institute, Bristol and also at RAI festival in Los Angeles. It was also screened at the United Nations World Urban Forum, Medellin, Columbia, the release mentions.
The People’s Studio is a space for the showcase of art and creative works of artists in the eight northeastern States. The studio is located at Kazi Road near Denzong Summit Hotel in the capital.



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