One night, a boy collecting cicadas in the forest disappears. There is a rumour that the village is being stalked at night by child kidnappers…
Eva Gunme R Marak, originating from the captivating Garo highlands in northeastern India, boasts a distinguished two-decade career in the state government, primarily focused on education. Eva’s journey as a trained educator, holding a postgraduate degree in Education from NEHU, sparked a profound affection for embracing diversity and surmounting challenges. With an innate appreciation for aesthetics and a deep devotion to various art forms, Eva extends her support to fellow artists, operating within her modest capacity.
Eva has also been a steadfast patron for numerous local artists based in the Garo hills. Her profound love for diverse art forms motivated her to back Dominic Sangma’s second feature film, Rapture. Despite her limited prior experience in the film industry, Eva left no stone unturned to ensure its success during the production. Her story epitomises unwavering dedication, ceaseless curiosity, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. The impact of her efforts resonates not only within her community but also beyond, inspiring all fortunate enough to be acquainted with her.
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.