Guwahati: The first full-length Assamese feature film on witch hunting problem ‘Aei Maatite’, which will be released on October six this year,...
Guwahati: The first full-length Assamese feature film on witch hunting problem ‘Aei Maatite’, which will be released on October six this year, launched its publicity campaign from Tezpur University yesterday with a seminar on ‘The Making and Hunting of Witches in Assam’.
It was organised by the film’s partner ‘Eclectic’, in association with Tezpur University, with participation of large number of students.
The Director of the film, Dr Sitanath Lahkar, spoke at length about the superstitious problem of witch hunting and appealed the youths to come forward and take the initiative on educating people about this social disease.
New Delhi-based writer-poet Ms Ankita Anand analysed the socio-cultural factors behind the witch hunting cases in India, especially Assam.
She has worked and travelled extensively across remote villages of Assam that are under the grip of this superstition and published several reports on witch hunting cases of Assam.
Veteran actor and Tezpur University Director (Centre for Inclusive Development) Dr Rajeev Doley gave detailed analyses of the prospect of ‘Aei Maatite’ and how it can help in creating awareness among the public.
The film mainly talks with the witch hunting problem in Assam and how a section of people are using witchcraft for their own interest.