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Sabin Alun: The Broken Song by Altaf Mazid

Of the hundreds of versions of the Ramayana, Sabil Alun, is a living oral tradition of the animistic tribal society of the Karbis of Assam. The Film recreates the tale in a contemporary context.

Cinema Experimenta, SiGNS, Kerala
Mumbai International Film Festival
International Film Festival of India, Goa
ADDA Film Festival, Guwahati
The Fresh Lens: New Cinematic Voices from Northeast India Film Festival, New Delhi

Altaf Mazid was a film critic turned filmmaker, who wrote extensively on cinema in Assam. He was on the juries of Festivals in India, Amsterdam, Japan, Moscow and Cannes, besides being invited to Fajr Film Festival, Tehran, as guest critic. He reconstructed the first Assamese film Joymoti from found footage that premiered internationally at Stuttgart with subsequent screenings at Asiaticafilmmediale, Rome and the Munich Film Festivals. He won several awards, including two National Awards.

  • Cinematography: Mehdi Jahan
  • Editing: Waribam Dorendra
  • Narration: Kasang Teronpi
  • Music: Altaf Mazid
  • Project Partner: Doordarshan

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