Kendo Maibam

Diploma Project Leipaklei (Kaempferia Rotunda) Animation Documentary Film
Sekhar Mukherjee

Ford Foundation

The social ethos of the Manipur community projects a picture of the man as solid and prevailing, whereas women as easy going and submissive. Hence, issues of domestic and gender-based violence and other forms of interpersonal/social violence are perpetuated by men. The film is an interview of a girl named Ronibala, who talks about how gender discrimination is quite distinct in the society. She also talks about her mother who was her great mentor in life. The story describes an incident faced by Ronibala’s mother and how she encountered the situation of discrimination against women. Shocked by the experience, Ronibala explains her decision to be wise and merciful.