The River Dolphins (Xihus)

From: <FriendsofAssamNE@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 6:52 PM
Subject: [FriendsofAssamNE] Digest Number 824
To: FriendsofAssamNE@yahoogroups.com

Congrats to Sanjoy Hazarika on another initiative………… the Xihus (river dolphins) are being presented in Germany. Some of us got a chance to see this documentary in Washington DC last year Sept… (http://www.c-nes.org/events/59.html) screened at the World Resource Institute. I sincerely hope to see the Xihus next time I visit India ( never seen a river dolphin in my life) …… its also some relief to see the State Govt declaring the Xihu the “state aquatic animal” thanks to efforts by Sanjoy Hazarika’s CNES.

State film maker invited to Germany fest
GUWAHATI, July 15 – State’s filmmaker and cinematographer Moulee Senapati has been invited to the Indian Film Festival: Bollywood and Beyond, being held from July 16 to 20 at Stuttgart, Germany, as a delegate filmmaker.

In the festival organised by Filmbuero Baden-Wuerttemberg, Moulee, an alumnus of the Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India, will get the scope to screen his documentary Children of The River: The Xihus of Assam in the competitive section. Moulee is the director and cinematographer of the film, said a press release. The release further said that the film, produced and scripted by noted journalist Sanjoy Hazarika, is the only film from the North-east to be screened at the competitive section of the festival.

Partha Gogoi
Fairfax, VA

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