“Pemako: In search of a lost land” that talks about the fabled land revered in Tibetan Buddhism situated in the deep mountain folds of Arunachal Pradesh was screened on March 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm followed by dinner. Being a 30 minutes movie, the same captured the journey into the village of the “Pemako” where only a few brave men and women would dare to undertake a journey deep into the hollowed realm of the fabled land that lies protected by fierce guardian spirits and enchanted fortress which is revealed only to a handful blessed souls.
Furthermore, the documentary of “Pemako” also delved into what is believed to be a land of great wealth and eternal happiness and only those blessed by Guru Padmasambhava who was believed to have lived for over 3000 years can set foot within its creasing. Centuries ago Buddhist monks predicted that the world will one day be reduced to a hellish state but only those who braves to undertake the journey to “Pemako” and rest his head on its Holy Ground, will be liberated from worldly shackles and attain enlightenment in this very life and be rewarded with unending prosperity and eternal happiness.
After the screening, an interactive panel discussion was set to take the stage with five panelist members called to take their seats on the stage and the only echo the film could teach is for everyone to have an introspective outlook to mirror each’s soul. The five consists of: Dr. Sreeradha Datta, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIS), Professor Sarah Hilaly, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Professor Sajal Nag, Assam University Tezpur, Dr. Dhrubajyoti Bahttacharjee, Indian Council of World affairs (ICWA), Dr Abhijeet Choudhar, Retired Head of Department (History), St Edmund’s College, Shillong.