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11th International Guwahati Film Festival 2018 screens- Nabon

A Film on first Khasi woman Church Icon

Nabon, a legendary figure of the Presbyterian Church, was born at Mawmluh in the picturesque Sohra region of Khasi hills in present day Meghalaya in 1832.

She did her primary education in the village before moving on to study at the mission school in neighbouring Nongsawlia village.

She is an icon of the church as she became the first Khasi woman to embrace Christianity amid stiff opposition from her family and clan.

The film is based on the research by late H.B. Kharlukhi, and is produced by the youth ministry (Jingiaseng Samla) of the Khasi Jaintia Presbyterian Synod Sepngi. It is in Khasi and is of 99-minute duration. Shot in locations in and around Sohra, the film director K.K Kharlukhi  said the making of the biopic posed a great challenge as it dealt with a subject belonging to a distant past.

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