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The Assamese documentary film Mayong: Myth/Reality directed by Utpal Borpujari is set to be screened at the upcoming Silent River Film Festival in California, US. Mayong: Myth/Reality is an intriguing documentary film on witchcraft and black magic which is still predominantly practiced in some villages in Assam’s Morigaon district.

 

 

Here’s a press release sent to reviewNE by Utpal Borpujari.

 

“Mayong: Myth/Reality” selected for Silent River Film Festival, USA

New Delhi / Guwahati, Sept 2, 2013: The story of Mayong’s legendary magic will now travel to the United States.

 

“Mayong: Myth/Reality”, a documentary directed by Utpal Borpujari and produced by Jayanta Goswami under the banner of Darpan Cine Production, has been selected for screening at the Silent River Film Festival to be held in California (USA) in October.

 

The documentary, which makes a first-time effort to capture the story of Mayong in film, is among the 79 films chosen from all over the world for screening at the festival that will happen at Irvine in California from October 17 to 20.

 

The film, which has earlier been screened at the 6th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, 5th CineASA Guwahati International Film Festival and the Indie8 Film Festival in Shillong, has already been archived by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Britain and Ireland, as reported earlier. It will also be screened at the Gandhinagar International Film Festival soon.

 

The other films from India that will be screened at the Silent River Film Festival are Vikramaditya Motwane’s Hindi feature film “Lootera”, Sourav Sarangi’s documentary “Char – The No Man’s Island”, and short films “Lapet” by Anshul Sinha and “Afterglow” by Kaushal Oza.

 

Incidentally, the DVD of “Mayong: Myth / Reality” will soon be released nationally by Junglee Home Video, the DVD label of Times Music.

 

For more information, please contact:

Utpal Borpujari 9811631034

Jayanta Goswami 9435013267