Explore the 2019 programme below, either by browsing the separate sections, or looking at the timetable view.

Student showcases films made by the new generation of ethnographic filmmakers, often as part of doctoral projects
RAI/Basil Wright features the films competing for the top prizes at this year’s festival
Material Culture focuses on films with something to say about the way we engage with our material world
Intangible Culture explores worlds of music, dance, performance, and ritual
Special Interest explores a range of fascinating topics, including programmes with a special director or thematic focus
Shorts is new for 2019, and celebrates the best in short-form ethnographic filmmaking as a cauldron of innovation


Directed by
Prantik Basu

Countries of production

Year of production

27 minutes

29 March
Cinema 3, Watershed 1:15 PM
Intangible Culture

Near Mogulmari in West Bengal lies a mound known locally as Sakhisona. Stories about it are interwoven with myth and still sung by local musicians. A dig nearby recently uncovered the remains of a monastery as well as some objects dating back to the 6th-century. This highly evocative film re-enacts the folklore of the place in fragments woven around the archeology and objects unearthed.

Location(s) depicted
Mogulmari, West Bengal

Language(s) of film subjects
Bengali, Rarh Bangla