Beyond Blast

Beyond Blast

Synopsis : It portrays the life of an artist who is a victim of armed conflict in the quest for peace. On 16 December 2007, a powerful IED blast in the countryside of Pourabi, in the north-eastern state of Manipur in India claims seven lives and injures thirty. Among the injured is artist Maikel who overcomes his suffering through painting consistently to spread the message of peace, winning state and national awards. His life becomes an inspiration for people with disabilities.

Director : Saikhom Ratan
Producer : Konjengbam Sushila Leima
Screenplay : Saikhom Ratan and Akee Sorokhaibam
DOP : Saikhom Ratan
Editor : Saikhom Ratan

Saikhom Ratan

Saikhom Ratan is an award-winning video journalist and well-known contemporary filmmaker based in Manipur, northeast India. His films ‘My Cousin’s Village’, ‘Beyond Blast’ and ‘SOS’ have won many accolades.

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This film screens as part of the program Beyond Blast / Lotus Blooms
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