Brief Life of Insects

What makes folk music? Is it something frozen and event friendly? In Umpohwin village, a Khasi village of India. Bah Hos Shadap & his friends thresh their paddy and sing.

His films include “The Last Train in Nepal” (2015, BBC4), “When the Hens Crow” (2013), “Darjeeling Himalayan Railway” (Royal Television Society Award, Best documentary series 2010), Tourist Information for Shillong (2007) as well as music videos for several Shillong bands.

As an editor he has worked on notable films with film-makers like Vasudha Joshi (Girl Song, 2003; Songlines, 2010, and Cancer Katha, Special Jury Award, National Awards 2012), “Red Ant Dream” (Editor & Co-Writer, Sanjay Kak, 2014), “Jashn-e-Azadi” (Sanjay Kak 2007) and “In Camera” (Ranjan Palit 2010, National Award for Best Editing). For his work on Indian Hill Railways, he was also nominated for The Guild of Television Camerapersons of UK award for best camera work. His poems and their translations have appeared in various anthologies including Dancing Earth: Contemporary poetry from North East India (Penguin), Das Baras – Hindi Kavita Ayodhya ke Baad (SAHMAT). He was a founder member of alt-space, an independent cultural and political space in Shillong, and is a member of Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR), a progressive people’s group in Meghalaya. He is a member and commissioning editor of Three Essays Collective, a small independent publisher.

Original Language
Directed By
Tarun Bhartiya
Produced by
Department of Art & Culture
Edited by
Tarun Bhartiya
K Mark Swer
Tarun Bhartiya
Arwat Challam, Raihun, Tarun Bhartiya
Contact Info
Department of Art & Culture,
State Central Library,
Shillong 793001, Meghalaya,