The Assam Kaziranga University

Prominent Assamese actress, Aimee Baruah’s directional venture “Semkhor” received Special Mention at the most recently held 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.

Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur, while lauding the film, said, “At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is giving importance to tribal thought and culture, it is a matter of pride that a film on the Dimasa language directed by a debutant director has received Special Mention honour.”

The minister appreciated Aimee Baruah for learning the Dimasa language and staying for a year among the Dimasa tribal people to make the film.

Baruah dedicated the honour to the people of the Northeast and conveyed gratitude to all the artistes and people associated with the film. Actress-turned-director Aimee Baruah essayed the role of the protagonist in the film.

Earlier this year, “Semkhor” became the first-ever film in the Dimasa language to be screened in the Indian Panorama Section of IFFI 2021.

The Assam Kaziranga University