A publicity poster of the film ‘Fireflies’
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Manipuri documentary ‘Fireflies’ screened at Kathmandu film fest

Johnson Rajkumar’s film articulates journey of Meira Paibi, a women’s social movement, in their struggles to protect community from ‘atrocities’ committed by the state

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Guwahati: Manipuri short documentary Fireflies was recently screened at the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The film articulates the journey of Meira Paibi, a women’s social movement in Manipur, in their struggles to protect the community from atrocities committed by the state. It explores the role of women in the conflict-ridden, male-dominated society of Manipur.

Through powerful testimonies, the film looks into how gender identities are negotiated during times of conflict and violence.

A still from ‘Fireflies’
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Fireflies had previously won Best Short Documentary in Arthouse Asia International Film Festival, Kolkata and won second place in short documentary section in Chennai International Short Film Festival.

The film had also been selected in several international and national film festivals including Golden Tree International Documentary Film Festival in Frankfurt, Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival in Mumbai, Davis Feminist Film Festival in California and Human Rights Short Film Festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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