Nagaland, journey through the choir of clouds
Nagaland: Journey through a Choir of Clouds, is a short travel documentary on Nagaland, a vibrant hill state in India. Nagaland consists of about 28 tribes. The film is directed by Jim Ankan Deka, a documentary film maker, script by Parmita Borah and Schuyler Ellers and narration by Schuyler Ellers. The film was shot in three places of Nagaland -Kohima, Mokokchung and Mon.
Kohima is the capital of Nagaland and home to the Angami tribe. The film showed the 'Commonwealth War Cemetery' in Kohima, which is dedicated to the 10000 allied soldiers who lost their lives during the Japanese invasion during World War II. Next, the Kohima Cathedral, Mary Help of Christians Church which is an architectural landmark. The crew then visited the 'Kohima village' which is also called 'Bara Basti' or 'large village' and is the second largest village in Asia and largest in Nagaland. And the final stop at Kohima was the Kohima Museum. Though photography is not allowed inside the museum, but the team somehow managed to get a sneak peak at some traditional Naga musical Instruments.
Second place was Mokokchung, home to the Ao Tribe. The film shows villages like Ungma, Setsu, Longkhum and Mopungchuket. Some of the culture, places and living standards of the Ao tribe are portrayed in the film.
Last destination is Mon, a place lost in time and space. Mon is the home to the warrior tribe , Konyak. In Mon, the film shows houses with full of traditional artifacts, animal skulls, jewelery and human skulls, relics from the days of headhunting. The villages included in the film are Lungwa and Shangnyu.
The documentary is produced by Jim Ankan and Eastern Fare Productions (a part of Eastern Fare Music Foundation).
Release Date: 22-07-2011
Film Director(s): Jim Ankan Deka.
Film Type: Short Documentary
Production Company: Eastern Fare Productions, Bangalore