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Ambi Jiji’s Retirement by Nandini Bedi

Ambi Jiji always planted her crops on soil where forests have been burnt. This jhum field would then be abandoned and left to regenerate into a forest and a new one burnt. Increasingly, jhum fields are being turned into orchards which provide cash and food security. Through Ambi Jiji and her daughters, we see the passing of a way of life in a remote village in Meghalaya.

First Prize, Jeevika FilmFestival, New Delhi
ZEE News Livelihood Award, CMS Vatavaran
Madurai Film Festival
Mumbai International Film Festival
Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival
Aapala Paryavaran Film Festival, Mumbai
7Islands International Film Festival, Mumbai

Nandini Bedi trained in editing at the Film and Television Institute of India. In 1995, she made her first long documentary They Call it a Ladder and has subsequently directed and edited several films.

  • Cinematography: Shammi Nanda, Ajay Norohna
  • Location Sound: Ramesh Birajdar
  • Editing: Shan Mohammed
  • Sound Mix: P. Balaraman
  • Project Partner: Doordarshan

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