Discipline Faculty

Chak-ga - An animated short film

Lanchenba Sagolsem

Mr. Ajay Tiwari

This project presents the story of a little girl named Bembem in her small cozy home in Manipur who does not understand why it is any different to be a girl than a boy. Three instances are highlighted in her story: reading the tale of ‘Nupi Lal’ or Women’s War, her fathers’ indifference to the same, and eating burnt rice with her mother as a part of the cultural tradition. This project is a commentary on both the construct of gender and the social performances of the same, and the embeddedness of gender in our society.