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aswara (2016)

experimental documentary, india, 2016, 10 mins, digital HD, 1:2.35,

24fps, colour, optical stereo, no dialogues


Poster: Medha Mistry



On the fringes of the India-Myanmar border, lies a village called Fakim. A sublime sensory immersion into Fakim, carries the traces of human existence and bears witness to a complex maze of interactions contributing to the visible and rapid urbanisation of the country. As activities unfold in this evolving landscape, the director navigates to find his way and convey a world that extends far beyond spoken dialogue.


idea, edit, direction: Siddharth Govindan

producer: Sanjay Barnela - Srishti Films

camera: Siddharth Govindan

location sound: Savyasachi Anjuprabir, Aliasger Dhariwala, Siddharth Govindan
crew: Harsimran Kaur Anand, Zahra Shakir

acknowledgements: Philip John, Aditi Banerjee, Shai Heredia, Prachee Bajania, Janvi Karval, Sandeep Ashwath, Pithamber Polsani, Mr M. Nagaraj, Rita Banerji - Green Hub Assam, Hemant Kambdi, Suman Sivachar, Rajesh Kumar, Indian Forest Service Nagaland, Seno Tsuhah, Akole Tsuhah, Akhrole Mekrisuh - North East Network Chizami, Langsothung Lotha - Nagaland Forest Service

This film was made as part of the "The Naga Jungle Book" series, mentored by Sanjay Barnela at Srishti Institute of Art Design & Technology.

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Nottingham Arts Mela 2020
Undiplomatic Tales - Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016/17, India
22nd Kolkata International Film Festival 2016, India
14th Frames Film Festival 2016, India




9th Cut.In Students' Film Festival, Mumbai, India
Best Documentary - Silver Owl
Best Sound Design - Silver Owl

FirstCut - International Student Film Festival 2017, Pune, India
Best Documentary - Runner Up
Best Cinematography

14th Węgiel International Student Film Festival 2017, Silesia, Poland
Best Cinematography

Short + Sweet Film Festival 2017, Chennai, India + LA, California
Best Film (India)

3rd Festival Internacional de Cine Universitario Allucinema 2016, Mexico
Best Documentary

11th Festival Internacional de Cine Arica Nativa, Chile

Honorable Mention

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