IMPHAL, May 19: Manipur filmmakers are making their marks in the national film scenario with three Manipuri filmmakers, barging their way through the just announced58th National Film Awards.
Heart to Heart by Bachaspatimayum Sunzu based on a project by the Rotary Club of Imphal of treating children from poor economic background with Congenital Heart Defects won the Best documentary in the Science and Technology category. Songs of Mashangva by Oinam Doren on the Tangkhul Folk singer of Manipur fighting to keep alive the dying Tangkhul folk tradition won the Best ethnographic film.
Haobam Ronel`™s documentary on the Zaliangrong tribe won in the Special mention category.
Heart to Heart is based on a real life drama of a child born with two holes in his heart and how his health problem prevented him from being a normal child until going to the Heart to Heart Project by Rotary Club of Imphal. produced by the Rotary Club of Imphal.
This Award bestowed on Heart to Heart means a lot for CHD awareness says its executive Producer and Director.
It may be mentioned that Sunzu Bachaspatimayum has also received three earlier National Awards in the 56th National Film Awards 2008, including the Best Non Feature Film and Best Exploration Film.