Screening ceremony of “Journey” held

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Imphal: Screening of the documentary film “Journey” on artiste Thoidingjam Tombi Singh was held at his residence located at Khagempalli Panthak, Imphal West on Thursday.

The 43 minutes film is going to be shot under Jeet Neo Film, Ningomthong, Imphal East.

Eighty-six years old Thoidingjam Tombi Singh is an eminent artiste and he has been the recipient of many prestigious awards from institutions like the Manipur SahityaParishad, Imphal (Gold Medal,1983), Fellow (Manipur State Kala Akademi,2010), Lalit Kala Akademi Award, New Delhi (1988), A.I.F.A.C.S. New Delhi (Honour,1999) and he was given the Pranab Barua Art Award (Assam) in 2007.

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His works can be found in many institutional, private and corporate collections in India and abroad from All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, Indian Academy of Fine Arts (Amritsar), Manipur state Museum, Raj Bhavan, Imphal to private collections in Manipur, Bihar, New Delhi, Kolkata, Assam and Singapore.

Director of the film, Th. Debendra Singh said the film will be based on the paintings of Thoidingjam Tombi Singh. Most of the paintings of Tombi is based on the themes of social issues including women issue, communal harmony and others.

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He said in the state there are many talented painters, however, drawing in such themes is rare and due to the reason he chose his painting for the documentary film. With the film the upcoming talented painters or artiste will help to understand the paintings made by Tombi, he added.

In the film most of the artistic paintings of Tombi will be documented including the painting made related to “June 18” incident, other paintings related to women issues and a painting named as “Messenger to peace” which gives a meaning of spreading peace to the society.

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Debendra said he will try at his level best to include in the national film festival in the day to come.

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