‘Hajong Der Jibon Sangram’, a documentary on the indigenous Hajong community, has been made recently. Based on the poem of poet and lyricist Sujan Hajong, the documentary has been directed by Shohel Rana Boyati.
About the project, Sujan Hajong said, “In my poetry, I have showcased the history, culture and tradition of Hajong people and the courageous sacrifice of martyred Hajong Mata Shahid Rashimoni. Shohel Rana nicely depicted the poem in the documentary. It is a full-length documentary on Hajong Community.”
The documentary has been produced by Birishiri Tribal Cultural Academy, Netrakona. A special screening of ‘Hajong Der Jibon Sangram’ will be held on January 31, 2022 on the occasion of Hajong Mata ‘Shahid Rashimoni Dibosh’.
The Cinematography of the documentary has been done by National Film Award-winning cinematographers Kamal Chandra Das and Ashik Masud.
The Hajong people are an ethnic group from Northeast India and northern parts of Bangladesh. The majority of the Hajongs is settled in India and is predominantly rice farmers. They are said to have brought wet-field cultivation to Garo Hills, where the Garo people used the slash and burn method of agriculture.