Dr. Bobby Sarma BARUAH
Director, screenwriter, producer
PhD in Mass Communication and Journalism from Guwahati University, Bobby Sarma BARUAH’s works are indigenous independent films on folk culture, myths and rituals of Northeast India, highlighting ethnic diversity and vanishing folk art forms, folk cultures and languages that are slowly disappearing. Her debut film, ADOMYA, a spiritual journey of a single mother, ostracized over HIV infection, explores the sensitivity and emotional world of women. Her second feature, SONAR BARAN PAKHI, is a biopic based on the life and time of the legendary folk singer Padmashree Pratima Pandey of Assam. Her third feature, MISHING, in Sherdukpen language, based on the novel of the same title by well known Assamese writer Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi, focuses on a folklore about spirits of people who are dying.
Focusing on socio-cultural issues, IF ONLY TREES COULD TALK was inspired by her research on the Tiwa community, where education is not a privilege for many children, needing to walk kilometers to school to the neighboring village, and where its people is blinded by superstitions because of lack of education.
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Drama, 2022, 102 min
- Kolkata International Film Festival 2022
Official Selection - In Competition
Special Jury Mention
THE APPARITION (Mishing)
66th National Film Award, Silver Lotus Award (Rajat Kamal)
THE GOLDEN WING (Sonar Baran Pakhi)
15th Dhaka International Film Festival, Best Audience Choice Award
Drama, 2014, Debut as a director, producer and script writer.
13th Dhaka International Film Festival, Best Film