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Director: Altaf Mazid, Duration (hh:mm):00:26:00, Language: Assamese
Ranju Hazarika is a popular pulp fiction writer in Assam, writing relentlessly in Assamese since the 1970s. His pen has wielded nearly 700 published books, including novels and children’s books, and is still going strong. Most Assamese kids of the 70s and 80s started their reading habits on unforgettable characters created by him, with themes ranging from detective and horror stories to social romance. The Film is an enquiry into Ranju Hazarika’s life and work - unfolding the man in an unconventional way.
Filmmaker/s Bio Note/s:
Altaf is a critic turned filmmaker. He has written extensively on cinema in Assam and has been on the juries of IFFI; IDFA, Amsterdam; Yamagata, Japan; MIFF, Moscow and Cannes, besides being invited to Fajr Film Festival, Tehran, as guest critic. In 2004, he reconstructed the first Assamese film Joymoti from found footage that premiered internationally at the Bollywood and Beyond Film Festival at Stuttgart in 2006, with subsequent screenings at Asiaticafilmmediale, Rome, and the Munich Film Festival. He has won National Awards for Best Film Critic and Best Anthropological/ Ethnographic Film.
Significant Awards/ Screenings:
Golden Conch, Best Documentary Film (under 40 mins), Mumbai International Film Festival, 2014
(PSBT)Public Service Broadcasting Trust is a non-governmental, not-for-profit trust that has commissioned and mentored more than 500 documentary films with more than 350 independent filmmakers from across India. It has more than 150 national and international awards under its hood. With subjects ranging from social justice to personal identities, PSBT hosts some wonderful non-fiction narratives from India.