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aka The Cuckoo’s Call 1990 138’ col Karbi d/s Gautam Bora pc Wojaru Cine Trust Karbi Anglong c Vivek Bannerjee m Sher Choudhury lp Elsie Hanse, Bubul Terang, Raman Rongpi, Langbiram Engti

The first film in Karbi, a north-eastern dialect, traces the gradual politicisation of a native schoolteacher, Sarthe Ronghang, who moves beyond a romantic and nostalgic sense of his land into an awareness of the region’s real contemporary problems. The director is a graduate of the Konrad Wolf Institute (Potsdam), a documentarist and former assistant to Bhabendranath Saikia (Agnisnan, 1985).