Machis Ko Sinka (Matchstick)| 10mins
Director: Radhamohini Prasad | Producer: Radhamohini Prasad
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: India
A project which began as a search for an Indian-Nepali identity, "Machis Ko Sinka (Matchstick)" evolved into an attempt to understand the movement for Gorkhaland as it was then in 2008 in Darjeeling. The film looks at a specific moment in the recent history of the movement when arguments for and against the use of violence were raging amongst the restless youth, touching thereby the spectre of violence and hatred that haunted the hills in the late 1980s.