2016 / 52 minutes

Directed by
Oinam Doren
Country of production

Imagine a village where you sing every time you call someone’s name. In the village of Kongthong, everybody has a song tune as a name – the ‘Jingrwai Iawbei’. The name comes from a mother as an expression of her love for her new-born. But what happens to that perpetual symbol of mother’s love when the children come to the town for higher studies or to seek jobs, and are exposed to contemporary music?

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest Intangible Culture
Language and subtitles
Location(s) depicted
Khatarshnong area Meghalaya (India)

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