Film Critic – Writer – Assamese Poet
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Manoj Barpujari, a journalist based in Guwahati, received the Swarna Kamal for the best film critic at the National Film Awards (2011).
He is a member of three notable film critics associations in India – FIPRESCI, FCCI, and IFCA (founder trustee). Representing these pioneer societies, he served as juror at several reputed international film festivals, including Port of Spain, Almaty, Dhaka, Kerala, Kolkata, and Bengaluru.
He conducted a workshop on film criticism at the University of West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad (2012), and presented documentaries from the North-East India at the media and communications department of Goldsmiths College, London (2008).
He has written/edited twelve books including three titles on cinema. He has several research papers on cinema to his credit and has written a chapter in the Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas (London, 2013). His travelogue Touching the Trinity is widely acclaimed and has been featured in a column at The Guardian (Trinidad & Tobago) and reviewed in The Telegraph (India). He is an accomplished Assamese poet and won the prestigious Munin Borkotoky Literary Award (2003).
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