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Filmmaker Kezang D Thongdok  from Arunachal Pradesh has won the Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2020 for a short documentary “Chi Lupo“. Producer-Director Kezang D Thongdok documented Chi Lupo, it a short documentary on honey hunting.

Chi Lupo sketches the tradition of honey hunting practised in the Shertukpen community in which “Chi” means honey while “Lipo” means hunters (Chi Lupo Vietnamese language word). This age old tradition of honey hunting is slowly slithering away with each passing day. To keep this tradition of indigenous practice of honey hunting alive, Kezang D Thongdok documented the age old tradition of honey hunting.

Kezang D Thongdok wins Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2020 Kezang D Thongdok wins Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2020