July 17, 2017

'Alert Condition : Red’ - Assamese Short Makes it to Florida’s Film Festival

An Assamese short film of mere 7 minutes that blatantly portrays the highly sensitive issue of 'Periods' that young girls face for the first time, has won hearts of many and made it to Florida’s Film Festival in USA.

The amazing short film titled ‘Alert Condition : Red’ explains the first experience of a young girl entering her adulthood and the problem she faces because of it.

Directed by Xahid Khan, the film bagged the second Best Film Award in the 9th International Guwahati Film Festival and was screened in the Jio Filmfare Short Film competition. Its now officially selected to Cine Miamo Fest, Florida.

While speaking about his film, Xahid says, “Menstruation is an important issue, but we often fail to discuss about it. People in our society consider it a taboo. When I was working on the script of the film, I had sleepless nights thinking about the reaction from the audience. But I am surprised and proud to see the reaction from the people and how they are appreciating my work. My audience reaction came from different kinds of people. While some appreciated and encouraged me to produce more such work, others considered it as an adult film.”

Xahid is an alumni of Pragjyotish College, Guwahati. He completed his Bachelors in Business Administartion from Central IT College.


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