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Stories of Resilience: Sattriya Culture

Brahmaputra Cultural Foundation with Mukunda Bora & Narendra Borbayon

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The world as we know it came to a halt in 2020. We saw how the pandemic affected millions of lives worldwide, including in the arts sector. But many artistes did not let these trying times dampen their spirit and have started rebuilding all that they have lost.

Stories of Resilience: Sattriya Culture will be a short documentary following the lives of two traditional folk artistes and instrument makers from Jorhat, Assam. Mukunda Bora and Narendra Borbayon are emblematic of the fighting spirit of the Indian arts community. Their passion for carrying on their work has given them the courage to reinvent themselves and continue doing so, with little or no support. Produced in collaboration with the Bhramaputra Cultural Foundation and Shilpika Bordoloi, the act takes us to Nij Bali Gaon and Sunari Village in Jorhat to hear the stories and music of two of Assam’s hidden treasures.

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Brahmaputra Cultural Foundation with Mukunda Bora & Narendra Borbayon

Brahmaputra Cultural Foundation (BCF) is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Shilpika Bordoloi in 2013 (under the Societies Act). It is a space of and for community participation, leadership, well being and education through arts and culture. While we preserve and promote cultural traditions and practices of North-east India, we also showcase the best practices in the field of performing and visual arts from all over the world. BCF aims at striking a balance between the flows of traditional and modern knowledge and addresses the social, cultural and developmental conflicts. Cultural exchanges, residencies, workshops, research-based work and performances have been the core areas so far, realised by a diverse team of artists, environmentalists, scholars, managers, village elders, farmers, youth and leaders.