Musical film on ancient Naga cannibalism selected for Moscow


A film produced in Nagaland titled ‘Lichaba’s Daughter’ will be screened at ‘The Anthropology of Labor Screening Program Film Festival to be held at Moscow from 24th September to 30th September 2012. This is the 11th International Seminar on audiovisual anthropology for scholars and practitioners and special program for screenings, photo exhibition and international colloquium devoted to the history and present condition of visual studies to be organised by ‘Days of Ethnographic Cinema’, Moscow, Russia.

Lichaba’s Daughter is a new form of film called Howey Musical where the tunes are sung in Naga folk tunes with the script in English. The film is written and directed by Arenla M. Subong who also happens to be the front lady of Abiogenesis. Her passion for films/drama/music can be traced back to her school days and during her college days won many accolades in acting and directing including the best actress award in the North East Hill University (NEHU) one Act Play competition at Shillong for her stellar leading role performance in ‘Maharani of Arakan’ representing Fazl Ali College, Mokokchung. Lichaba’s Daughter is based on an Ao-Naga Folklore which has been modified and modernized by Arenla for a more dramatic appeal. Lichaba’s Daughter is available globally at Amazon, Filmbaby, etc.

She has made the film under the banner of Abiogenesis Production and her other works include an HIV/AIDS awareness film called ‘Big Time Buddies’ made for Nagaland State AIDS Control Society and staging of two Howey Musical dramas in collaboration with North East Zone Cultural Centre titled “ Lichaba’s Daughter’ and ‘Sojourn Of The Ahom Prince In Naga Hills’ respectively.

Currently she is preparing for another Howey musical film titled  ‘World Beneath The Rainbow’ for which she has already written the script and the background music made by her band Abiogenesis and the film will be released internationally next year.

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