• Angh

    Directed by Theja Rio
    India | 22 minutes | Higher Ground

In 1964, in rural Northeastern India, a former headhunter and his son are the last in their village to withstand conversion efforts to Christianity. Living in isolation, their entire tradition, identity and ego are at stake as they try their best to resist the social pressures of the new world.

In competition for Best of the Festival Award and Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes.


Higher Ground

The spiritual, the metaphysical and the supernatural coincide in this series of funny and profound shorts exploring the power of faith, belief and ritual.

Tuesday, June 22 1:45 PM PT

film details

Director: Theja Rio
Producers: Nancy Nisa Beso
Screenwriter: Theja Rio
Cinematographers: Vincenzo Condorelli
Editor: Bhupesh Micky Sharma
Music: Sagar Desai
Cast: Amo Rio, Johan Solo, Shekato Chishi
Country: India
Language: in Konyak/English with English subtitles
Year: 2021
Running Time: 22 minutes
Awards: Special Mention, Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival
Primary Company: Winter Hymns Films
Contact Email: thejario@gmail.com


2021 ShortFest Archive