Japan In Nagaland is an exploration of the underground Japanese Anime Subculture in Nagaland (a small state in North East India). The film follows Biebe and Zulu, founders of Nagaland Anime Junkies, an Anime Enthusiast Group in Kohima. The group organizes a COSFEST (a Costume Festival) every year, where kids dress up as their favorite anime characters to participate. The film also discusses the rise and popularity of the Korean subculture in contrast to the new Japanese Anime Wave. The film juxtaposes the journey of organizing the Costume Festival with the commentary from a Cultural Secretary from the Government, a PHD Scholar in Cinema Studies from Jawahar Lal Nehru University and a cultural promoter.
[director]Hemant Gaba is a director and writer, known for “Shuttlecock Boys” (2011), “Japan in Nagaland” (2015) and “Super Girl” (2014). “Shuttlecock Boys” was shown at a series of national and international festivals followed by a small theatrical release in PVR Cinemas in 2012.[/director]