would you do if someone you love dearly suffers a fatal disease? Pray for a
miracle, search for all possible remedies and put everything at stake for the
sake of a cure? This is the dilemma that faced all those who loved Lamchwa.
had to shoulder responsibility of his mother and his siblings at an early age
owing to the death of his father in a cave-in at a coal mine. By dint of his
honesty, grit and hard work, he rescues his family from the grips of poverty.
He then falls in love with an amazing and brilliant scholar but is caught in the
web of a love triangle. Then, unexpected events shatter his dreams of a perfect
world and pushes everyone connected to him in turmoil. Can he overcome the
killer disease that threatens his life, his family and his love?
D. R. Michael Buam is an independent
researcher, filmmaker and a writer in three languages. He currently researches
on oral history, indigenous knowledge systems and traditions of the Jaintia
people living in Meghalaya and Assam.
Born on 2nd February 1974 at
Panichowki village in the Cachar District of Assam, he is the third child out
of eleven siblings. His Parents, (Late) Mr. Denis Dkhar and Mrs. Sumer Sisilia
Buam, are Betel-Leaf cultivators. He belongs to the War-Jaintia community of
the Khasi tribe which is a matrilineal race.
He had quit his job at the university to
setup his own IT firm TechLife in 2004 and in 2010 resigned as its Director to
concentrate on his research, filmmaking and writing.
As a filmmaker, he is among the pioneers of
digital filmmaking in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya and has been involved in making many
films in Pnar and War-Jaintia languages of Meghalaya, producing four of them
and directing most of them.
He is currently writing and making documentaries
based on his researches and temporarily resides at Jowai, Meghalaya with his
wife and their four children.