India: I’ve been terribly affected by witch hunt killings for years: Rajani Basumatary

Mumbai-based Boro filmmaker Rajani Basumatary talks about her directorial debut, ‘Raag’, her dream project and her plans with Rashmi Sarmah.

“Witch hunting is a major social problem in tribal societies of the northeast. Not just illiterate villagers, such superstitions are supported even by educated people. Sadly, there have been instances where even church Reverends have encouraged villagers to kill in the name of ‘witch’ hunting. As soon as I find financers, I will take this film to small villages across the region. Using a projector, I want to show the film and create awareness. Witch hunting can never be justified.”

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