Two films screened at the Direct Monthly Online Film Festival

The films have been made in close collaboration with young people in Assam as part of our GCRF ESRC/AHRC funded project, The Big Picture.

The aim of The Big Picture project is to understand how young addicts in recovery maintain sobriety (Wrestling against all odds) and how young people successfully resist substance abuse despite being at increased risk (Taint in the lush green). 

Wresting against all odds synopsis
Maintaining sobriety from alcohol addiction is challenging, even more so while in Covid-19 lockdown. This short film provides a glimpse into one young Assamese man's experience of wrestling against all odds to pull himself out of his plight.

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Taint in the lush green synopsis
This is a story of a village in Assam, a beautiful remote rural space in which nature reveals its beauty. However, there is a problem that has plagued this pristine land. This film takes the viewer through a journey that shows glimpses of the lives of people inhabiting this village.

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