Father of a single child struggles to provide one meal a day. The hardship and the negative stereotype towards the Miya community is a major issue in the state Assam, India.
Our farmers looses land each year due to flood or other natural calamities. A farmer without land. How will he survive?
When the father is given a choice to pay the loan or sell his own child to slavery. What will he do ?
These are some neglected questions which should be in the limelight to protect the farmers as well as the immigrants of our region.

  • Syed Farhaz Hussain
  • Syed Farhaz Hussain
  • Samima Hussain
  • Mir Mumtaz Hussain
  • Kaushik Nath
    Key Cast
  • Ziyon Ranjan Saikai
    Key Cast
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    23 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 14, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,219 USD
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Director Biography - Syed Farhaz Hussain

I have graduated from St.Anthony's college, Shillong in BA Mass Communication and Video Production in the year 2021
After my Graduation i have worked in several feature films and Tv ad commercial as Assistant Director in Mumbai and in Assam Industry.
In my present time, i am preparing to do my masters in Filmmaking. I have got a seat in Central Film school, London and I am in the process to leave for my further studies in September 2023.

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Director Statement

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
I have decided to make Maati my first film because the Miya community in Assam is really looked down upon. I am born in an Assamese family and since my childhood somehow i have seen our community have negative stereotype towards the Miya culture and often think of them as low class.
The community is a small immigrants that live near the Brahmaputra river. The way they live there life is still unnoticed and neglected, hence people used them in a bad way for personal gains. I wish to bring this matter to the limelight so that our governments or NGOs take some measure to protect the community.