Fireflies, a Manipuri short documentary film based on Meira Paibi (torch bearing women) has been selected to feature in Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival. Directed by Johnson Rajkumar, the film will be screened in the festival on December 13 in Kathmandu.
According to a release, the film articulates the journey of Meira Paibi in their struggles to protect the community from atrocities committed by the State. It explores the role of women in the conflict-ridden, male-dominated society of Manipur, the release continued, adding through powerful testimonies, the film looks into how gender identities are negotiated during the time of conflict and violence.
Further it said, Fireflies had previously won Best Short Documentary in Arthouse Asia International Film Festival, Kolkata and won 2nd place in short documentary section in Chennai International Short Film Festival.
The film had been screened in several international and national film festivals including, Golden Tree International Documentary Film Festival in Frankfurt, Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival in Mumbai, Davis Feminist Film Festival in California, Human Rights Short Film Festival in Dhaka, the release added.