Two films Tree of Tongues in Tripura and Alifa, will be screened at Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). Tree of Tongues in Tripura is by national award winning director, Joshy Joseph. This film was conceived at a filmmaking workshop in Tripura University, Agartala.
It explores the journey of the story-teller John, meeting an old tribal man Thanga Darlong. He is a musician playing the Rosem flute and John introduces him as his grandfather to the film crew who capture the music, life and struggle of the old man. It showcases the art of storytelling and the lives of tribal musician. The film is featured in the International Competition for Innovation in Moving Images.
Alifa is by Deep Choudhury from Assam and has been selected for the Competition Category. The story revolves around a poor family that shifts to Guwahati in search of jobs and the hardships they encounter in the process.