Freedom at the Edge

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Freedom at the Edge
Promotional poster for Freedom at the Edge
Directed by Aneisha Sharma
Starring Indra Bania
Running time
27 minutes
Country India
Language Assamese

Freedom at the Edge is an Assamese language short film by Aneisha Sharma based on a real-life story.


The story is about a youth named Machang Lalung from Middle Assam, who was charged and imprisoned in various Indian jails without trial for 54 years.[1] Indra Bania played the lead role.


Aneisha Sharma won the "Indie Spec Best Documentary Award" for the film at the 2007 Boston International Film Festival,[2] and received the Kerala State Award for Best Documentary in 2007.[3]

The film was also screened at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival,[4] and as part of the 2008 Mumbai International Film Festival[3]

Character Name[edit]

Although the character played by Indra Bania was named "Machang Lalung" in the film, his real name was Machal.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Talukdar, Sushanta (2007-07-01). "A lifetime in illegal detention". The Hindu. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  2. ^ "BIFF 2007 Award Winners". Boston International Film Festival. 14 June 2007. Archived from the original on 3 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b "MIFF 2008: India tops the list of woman directors". Hindustan Times. 2008-02-07. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  4. ^ "Assam at the Cannes edge - Two filmmakers make it to French film extravaganza". The Telegraph, Calcutta. 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  5. ^ Dvitiyo mohajuddhote nirudisto howa lorator kotha (Tale of the boy lost in the WW-II), Feb’08 issue, Bismoi, Page 15

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