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A National Award-winning film critic-turned-filmmaker, Utpal Borpujari wrote extensively on cinema, politics, society, literature and culture, among other things, before leaving professional journalism and turning a scriptwriter and filmmaker. He made his first documentary film "Mayong: Myth/Reality" in 2012, which was screened in several international film festivals and released nationally on DVD. His documentary "Songs of the Blue Hills" (2013) was invited to nearly 20 international film festivals and also as part of World Music curriculum at the famous Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. His two other documentaries, "Soccer Queens of Rani" and "For a Durbar of the People" have also been appreciated. His latest feature-length documentary is "Memories of a Forgotten War", which takes a humane look at the battles of World War II fought in Nagaland and Manipur. He has also written scripts for several documentaries. As a former member of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), he served on several prestigious film juries. Borpujari, who holds an M.Tech degree in Applied Geology from Indian Institute of Technology (Roorkee), has recently finished shooting of his maiden feature, an Assamese language children's film titled "Ishu", produced by the Children's Film Society, India (CFSI).

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