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The World Cup Cicada - Niangtaser

The Habitats Trust | Dusty Foot Production

2023   |   3mins 44secs

The World Cup Cicada or niangtaser appears only once in four years – giving it its name – and the Bhoi community of Saiden village in Meghalaya, India await the arrival of this delicacy. Watch the film to spend a night in the forest welcoming the niangtaser.


This film is a part of ‘Stories from the Ground: Northeast’, a new film series by The Habitats Trust and Dusty Foot Productions. The series travels through the north-eastern states collecting 50 shorts shot by local filmmakers to bring stories rooted in the culture, traditions, and biodiversity of the region.