The Forest And Its People: A Story Dailong Village, Tamenglong

The short documentary is an effort to showcase the cultural history of the Rongmei Nagas, and the problems and sacrifices made by the community to start a first ever community reserve forest back in the late 60s.

This is a short meaningful story of Dailong Village, Tamenglong district in Manipur. Dailong has been a pioneer village for conservation work in Tamenglong District.

The short documentary is an effort to showcase the cultural history of the Rongmei Nagas, and the problems and sacrifices made by the community to start a first ever community reserve forest back in the late 60s.

Dailong village is approximately 30 km away from Tamenglong. It is one of the oldest villages in the district.

The main objective of this project, Asangle Dsong said, is to encourage community to preserve forest not just wildlife sanctuaries under government initiative, but own community reserve owned by the community themselves.

To explore more, and to understand why this particular village, unique in its way of life, once an untouched wild forest conservation of Tamenglong is now threatened by illegal logging, excessive hunting and poaching to name a few.

Watch the beautifully presented short documentary sponsored by A Henry Martyn Institute Sponsored Film.

Camera & Editing: Mordecai Panmei

Assistant Camera: Asangle Disong

Narration: KC Rathiulung

Script: Precious Kamei

Music: AShamaluev

Acknowledgement: Dailong Village, Phalong Village, Chaengdai Village, Puching Village, Jailoupou Gonmei

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