Name of the film Tales from Our Childhood

Directed by Mukul Haloi

Year 2018


Duration69 mins

About the film

The Film-maker’s childhood friend dons a borrowed uniform and poses as an ULFA rebel. Another friend opens an old diary. Some other friends rehearse a play from the film-maker’s childhood days. A poem by an ULFA rebel is recited. The film embarks on a journey to revive the memory of growing up in Assam in the 1990s – a turbulent time when the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) was heading an armed rebellion for independence from India. Violence, death, and disappearance dominate the stories from the film-maker’s childhood. The film recollects and reconstructs fragments of those memories through personal narratives of the film-maker’s friends, parents, and relatives.