Japan in Nagaland by Hemant Gaba

Nagaland Anime Junkies organise their second annual CosFest (Costume Festival) in Kohima that youngsters from Nagaland and neighbouring states visit, dressed as their favourite Anime (Japanese Animation) characters. The Film explores the underground subculture and what makes it so popular.

Kathmandu, Nepal
Golemog, Serbia
Chennai; Bhubaneswar; India

Hemant Gaba debuted with a feature film, Shuttlecock Boys, which was released via PVR Director’s Rare. It has since travelled to festivals in Chicago, Seattle, Florida, New Jersey, Sydney, New York and Nepal. He produced a feature documentary Still Standing, which won the award for Best Debut at Mumbai.

  • Cinematographer: Hemant Gaba
  • Sound Recordists: Deepak Jain, Kapil Dev Singh
  • Editor: Saba Rehman
  • Project Partner: Doordarshan

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