Bodo documentary “The Story of Budheswar” has been acclaimed globally, winning best Indian documentary award at the Crown Wood International Film Festival and best documentary short film award at the Golden Leaf International Film Festival.

The Bodo documentary – “The Story of Budheswar” – has been directed by Bishal Swargiary, produced by Abhimanyu Hazarika, co-Produced by Biswajit Roy, Pinku Swargiary and Umit Basumatary.

The documentary was also screened at the South Asia’s Largest Film Market Film Bazaar, 2021, organized by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC).

The film has also been selected for 6th Sanctuary International Film Festival, 2nd Calcutta International Short Film Festival.

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The documentary was also screened at the 5th Global Youth Film Festival held in Bangladesh from December 26-28, 2021.

“The Story of Budheswar” is a short length documentary in Bodo language, which portrays the story of poacher-turned-nature lover – Budheswar Boro.

Budheswar Boro joined the Manas Maozigendri Ecotourism Society, a part of Manas National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Rampant unemployment pushed Budheswar Boro into poaching.

Boro also lost an arm while hunting.

The documentary shows how once a poacher – Budheswar Baro has turned into a nature lover.


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The cinematography of the documentary is being done by Biswajit Roy and Bishal Swargiary.

On location sound is done by Pinku Swargiary and Umit Basumatary. Music for the documentary is given by Arnab Bashistha.

Mixing and mastering is done by Ishanu and Vivaan. Colourist for the documentary is Uddipta Kumar Bhattacharya.

The poster of the film has been designed by Pranjal Medhi. Subtitles have been given by Shiva Muchahary.

Meanwhile, additional footage has been arranged by Ramesh Narzary and Partha Pratim Das. The documentary has been edited by Dhiraj Das.


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