Mawphlang Agrobiodiversity and Food Festival Film

The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty and Slow Food International together with the Khasi Jainta Presbyterian Assembly (KJP) are happy to present the Mawphlang Agrobiodiversity and Food Festival documentary.

The Mawphlang Agrobiodiversity and Food Festival, held on 17 November 2010, was sponsored by the Indigenous Partnership and hosted by the William Lewis Boys’ Home, one of the orphanage of the KJP Assembly, located in Mawphlang, Meghalaya, India. This festival was organised by William Boy’s Home of Mawphlang and co-hosted by the Khasi Jaintia Presbyterian Assembly in the sprawling meadows where the food was cooked and displayed.

Slow Food International, a partner in the Indigenous Partnership, documented the entire festival and will contribute towards the compilation and publication of a Khasi recipe book as a product from the festival. This lovely film, funded by Slow Food International, was created by iTALK Production, a group of indigenous youth based in Shillong, India training in mass communication. The members of the iTALK Production team behind this film are Savio Diengdoh, Rachellyne Khyriem, Shanbor Khonglah, Kles Thongni and Raihun Blah. Sanjeeb Kakoty, a teacher at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong, India guided the team of indigenous youth to produce this excellent documentary so to give the world a taste of the festival. We wish to extend a hearty thank you to Sanjeeb.

We hope you enjoy!

Documentary film: Part One

Part Two

Festival Venue: the William Lewis Boys’ Home in Mawphlang, Meghalaya, India hosted the event.