SHILLONG | Aug 11, 2019:
Internationally acclaimed feature film, MA•AMA directed by renowned filmmaker from Meghalaya, Dominic Sangma became the first Garo film to win a National Award during the 66th National Film Award.
MA•AMA won the national award for best Garo film.
It may be mentioned that this Garo film is also the first film from Meghalaya to be officially selected in the International competition section of Jio MAMI 2018.
Produced by Dominic and Xu Jiangshang from China, the film is an Indo-China production. It revolves around the life of an aged man named Philip (85) who lives everyday for 30 years in hope that one day he will be reunited with his wife in afterlife.
This film depicts a man and his quest to do whatever it takes to retain the fading memories of his wife’s face from his mind. His quest demands him to face the things that he had avoided for thirty years and at this stage it’s no more a choice but the only gate to open and walk through it.
“It feels great; I dedicate this award to the people of Meghalaya; hope we will have more film makers in future who win more awards and go to many festivals across the globe and bring glory to our state and to our people,” Dominic told Shillong News here on Sunday.