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The Golden Wing (Sonar Baran Pakhi)


Location: Redstone Theater

With Bobby Sarma Baruah in person

Dir. Bobby Sarma Baruah. 2016, 86 mins. DCP. Narrative. New York Premiere. In Rajbangshi with English subtitles. With Pranami Borah, Arati Barua, Pranjal Saikia. The life, music, and homeland of legendary folk singer Pratima Barua Pandey take center stage in The Golden Wing. Born to royalty and raised in Western Assam, the film opens with young Pandey fascinated with the music and stories of servants and people working in the fields. Despite being dissuaded away from such “vulgar” music, she continues learning and performing the music of her people and sharing it with the world. Bobby Sarma Baruah, with images from the stunning Assamese landscape and original records from Pandey herself, offers a fresh take on the bio pic with an subject that deserves more recognition as an Indian and world artist.

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