Mumbai-based Assamese filmmaker Arunjit Borah collaborates with artistes from 9 countries to create video to spread positivity amid COVID-19 lockdown
Guwahati: As India gradually steers into lockdown 5.0, a Mumbai-based Assamese filmmaker has come up with an experimental video in an attempt to spread some positivity amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Titled Sunbeam, the 3.6-minute video has been put together by Arunjit Borah through a collaboration of nine other filmmakers from across the globe.
After releasing the video on various digital platforms on May 29, Borah took to Facebook to say, “The video captures artist around the globe at the time of the COVID19 Crisis. The human race is diverse but one thing that connects everyone together is human emotion. Human emotion is the greatest of all languages. The video is an expression of positivity and reminds us to be hopeful and positive. There is a new day after a dark gloomy night.”
The captured artists and people around the globe share their thoughts about the difficult times while staying positive at the same time. The video features Ahcitz Azcona from Mexico, Marwa Kamel from Egypt, Sonia Melnyk from Ukraine. Janina Pritzker from Germany, Chiao-lin Ho from Taiwan, Shirin Caiola from Italy, Wale Don from Africa, Carol Fallon from US and Kesari-famed Rakesh Chaturvedi Om from India.
Another factor that adds to the diversity of the film is that the artistes expressed their thoughts and positive words in their own languages highlighting the fact that the world is together in the fight against the pandemic. The videos have been shot at their homes across the globe, and were clubbed together by Borah.
“My purpose of the video is to spread positivity and all cast and crew are creative professionals from different part of the globe and nobody charged a single penny for the same. So, it's a zero budget project and a non-commercial film,” he said.
Born in Dibrugarh, Borah started his career in Indian cinema as an assistant director in a Hindi feature film titled Project Marathwada in 2016 featuring late Om Puri, Dalip Tahil and Seema Biswas, among several other reputed names. Borah has been a part of several important projects ever since.