Shillong ( Meghalaya), Mar 22: Iewduh directed by Pradip Kurbah has won the Best Khasi Film and the Best Audiography (location sound recordist) at the 67th National Film Awards for films made in 2019.
Produced by Shankar Lall Goenka the film has also been awarded the best Khasi film. It also won the Best Audiography (Location Sound Recordist) by Debajit Gayan.
Iewduh , which is the biggest market place in Shillong and the story is based the the daily struggle of the people whose survival depends on the biggest market in the state .
Iewduh is about everyday people, with everyday stories, not dignified as heroes, but people who make the lives of each other better. In every lane of Iewduh is an untold story. It’s about the struggle, the hope to give life not just to themselves, but also to those that they love, those that they care for. In Iewduh when reason ends, relationships begin.
Director Pradip Kurbah, earlier won the prestigious Kim Ji-seok Award at the 24th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in Korea for this film . The film was the first Indian film to bag this award. He shared the award with Pakistani film-maker Sarmad Sultan Khoosat for his film Circus of Life.
Iewduh was also screened in the country at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) and MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.