Our Home (Romi Meitei) India

Our Home
Romi Meitei
India. 2022. 89 min

Belonging to an isolated fishing community of the Loktak lake, Chaoren makes the best use of his exclusive existence by excelling in school. When the canoe he uses every day to attend school has to be sold off because of his father’s illness, his spirit is not dampened. He beats the long distance from his shanty floating hut to his school by swimming his way through. But when the Government issues an eviction notice demanding Chaoren’s family to leave their home, his dreams are left with an angst of a displaced person.


Romi Meitei is prolific filmmaker who has given several box-office hits. Besides notching up commercial successes, his films have been screened in prestigious film festival including IFFI, MIFF,IFFK and others. He is recipent of prestigeous FIPRESCI and NETPAC award. He has also received several Manipur State Film Awards. He is the Chairman of Mami Thawan Foundation which aims to render services for the welfare of Manipur.


Globalisation cannot be interrupted by anyone and is renewing itself everyday. For a developing nation like ours, this is necessary. But advancement and growth in the name of globalisation does rise a concern in our minds if this is harming mother nature and affecting our habitats ? Development induced displacement has impacted many levels of community based society like ours. The kitle and kin of displaced communities that once co-existed with nature for their livelihood are now faced with a big dilema and left wandering like flocks of birds migrating for their survival and identities. The sight of this unstable livelihood is overwhemling and I, as a human, would wish that development of any kind would have the sensibility to protect the essence of communities like ours and coexist sustainably with natural habitats.


  • Best Feature Film at MSFA 22, Manipur/India
  • Best Art Director at MSFA 22 Manipur/India
  • Best Child Artiste at MSFA 22 Manipur/India
  • Best Editor at MSFA 22 Manipur/India
  • Best Sound Design at MSFA 22 Manipur/India
  • FIPRESCI Award for the Best International Film at 27IFFK, Kerala/India
  • NETPAC Jury Special Mention at 27IFFK, Kerala/India
  • Best Director Award at Sailadhar Film Awards, Assam/India
  • Best Cinematography Award at Sailadhar Awards, Assam/India
  • Best Child Artiste Award at Sailadhar Awards, Assam/India