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Sun. April 16th @ 12:45PM
AFS Cinemas
Virtual: April 28- May 1

International Premiere


India  I 87 mins I Drama, Coming of Age I 2022

Manipuri w/ English subtitles

*LIVE, IN-Person Q&A with Director Romi Meitei


Official Selection of the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival FIPRESCI Award for 'Best International Film' at IFFK

Belonging to an isolated fishing community at Loktak lake, a young boy, Chaoren, seeks to defy his family's marginalization by excelling in school.


When the canoe he uses every day must be sold due to his father’s illness, his spirit is not dampened. He beats the long distance to school by swimming.


However, when the Government issues an eviction notice against Chaoren’s family, his strongly held dreams may be dashed by displacement. 

About the Artist

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Romi Meitei is prolific filmmaker who has produced several box-office hits. Besides notching up commercial successes, his films have been screened in world-renowned film festivals including IFFI, MIFF, IFFK, and others.


He is recipient of the prestigious FIPRESCI and NETPAC awards, and well as the 'Best Director' Prize at the Sailadhar Film Awards in Assam. His projects have also received several Manipur State Film Awards, including 'Best Feature Film', 'Art Director', 'Child Artiste', and 'Best Editor' for EIKHOIGI YUM at the MSFA 22 award ceremony. 

He is the Chairman of Mami Thawan Foundation,  which aims to render services for the welfare of Manipur.


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Thank you to our community partner for this screening!



Writer/Director:        Romi Meitei  

Screenplay:               Romi Meitei


Producer(s):              Chingsubam Sheetal

                                  Romi Meitei

Cinematography:     Kangabam Bikram Singh 

                                  Johni Meitei

Music:                       Sori Senjam

Sound :                     Debajit Gayan

                                  Nayan Bhutan

Colorist:                    Prashant Sharma

Art Director:             Konjengbam Demba

Film Editor:              Johni Meitei


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