Darjeeling Girl Minket Lepcha’s documentary film “Voices of Teesta” has been shortlisted to be screened at the 4th Woodpecker International Film Festival which is going to be held at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi from September 15th to 18th.
What’s the film about?
The ‘Voices of Teesta’ is a 41 minutes film which portrays the strong relationship of the various ethnic communities of Sikkim and West Bengal with the river Teesta. It also tries to delineate the impact and effects of various developments accomplished on the course of river Teesta that has affected the different communities and the film also captures the various unheard voices of local people who are affected by these developments.
About the filmmaker
Minket (33) is born and brought up in Darjeeling did her schooling from Mt. Harmon and Loreto Convent, Darjeeling. She is currently engaged as a teacher in the Assembly of God Church School at Darjeeling. She is also a freelance filmmaker and is passionate about collecting stories and sharing with children. She has been working on various projects like documenting stories and folklore based on ethnic communities like Lepcha, Bhutia, Tamang, Magar and others in and around Darjeeling and Sikkim.
“To avail an opportunity to screen my film in the festival and amongst the film fraternity and diverse audience is a great honour and a privilege for me and my team”, she said.