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Grandmother's Baskets

Two old women from a remote village of Shella, Meghalaya, continue making the KHOH (basket) which is indigenous to their region. Their art is age old and has been passed down from generation to generation. But now they are the only ones weaving with no one to pass on the tradition to.

In the face of development and modernization: What challenges do old traditions confront? What can be done to keep these traditions alive or Will they just be part of a dying culture not necessarily forgotten but existing only in memories of a few?

  • Dondor Lyngdoh and Gautam Syiem
  • Department of Arts and Culture
  • Gautam Syiem
  • Dondor Lyngdoh
  • Gautam Syiem
  • Rida and the Musical Folks
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Khoh ki Bo
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  • Runtime:
    41 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 30, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    2,655 USD
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    Full HD
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  • The Woodpecker International Film Festival and Forum
    New Delhi
    September 17, 2015
    Best film on North east
  • Kolkata International Film Festival
    Kolkata, India
    December 21, 2015
  • Jaipur International Film Festival
    Jaipur, India
    January 4, 2016
Director Biography - Dondor Lyngdoh and Gautam Syiem

Dondor Lyngdoh
Dondor Lyngdoh an alumni of the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Milia Islamia decided to return after film school to tell the stories and tales of his hometown Shillong. He has won awards at international Film Festivals for a film he directed titled 19/87.
He is currently teaching at St Anthony’s College, Shillong
Gautam Syiem
Gautam Syiem is also an alumnus of AJKMCRC, Jamia Milia Islamia. He was granted the Panos South Asia Film Fellowship in 2009-2010 and worked on a film on the issue of mining in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya. His film ‘All Not Lost…the Pnar story’, has been screened and won awards at International Film Festivals. He is currently associated with Purple House Productions, and is working towards creating films which would inspire, challenge and entertain the audiences.
They have both worked on Ka Lad, a short fiction film made in 2013 which has been screened in several festivals including international Film festival Of India, 2013.

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