Our Original Inhabitants
2019-11-05 12:38:40

This film describes the variety of tribal population in India with their distinctive culture patterns, dress, decoration, dance and music. Tribal inhabitants of this country number some 25 million and belong to a hundred and seventy two different groups scattered through the length any breadth of this sub-continent. The hilly tracts of Central India are inhabited by the Gonds. The Santhals are to be found in Bihar, Orissa, Bengal and Assam while the Todas live in the Nilgiris of South India. The Bhills reside in the remote regions of Maharashtra State and Rajasthan and the Nagas in the lovely Assam hills.

Released on: 1953

2019-11-01 12:32:41

In house in the shifting cultivation fields, Ringjeng T. Marak and Sotjak Ch. Sangma of Selbalgre, Garo Hills celebrate their 45 years of life together with songs and music played on myriad musical instruments of the A.chik people.

Kings Have Resorts People Have Songs
2019-11-01 10:53:21

Why do songs die? Can they be revived? In Syndai village in War Jaintia, women remember a song called Long Hai, supposedly a weeding song. Long Hai has not been sung for at least 65 years in the village.

Released on: 2015

Folk and Tribal Dances Double
2019-10-31 13:07:34

This film gives a glimpse of a variety of Folk and Tribal dances of India like Tapu dance of Arunachal Pradesh, Naga dance of Nagaland, Nati dance of Himachal Pradesh, Dhanger dance of Goa, Bhoota dance of Karnataka, and Kaksar dance of Madhya Pradesh which shows that the rich cultural heritage of our nation has been preserved through the centuries by our people.

Released on: 1977

Last Of East
2019-10-31 10:40:37

Last of East offers a glimpse into life around the National Park and the historical aspects associated with the place.

Released on: 2007

Rabhas of North East India - A cultural study
2019-10-30 10:43:24

The vibrant and rich cultural life of the Rabha Tribe of North East India with emphasis on their dying language and sage.

Released on: 2012

Jewel Of Manipur
2019-10-26 13:20:00

Manipur, which became a state of India in 1972, abounds in natural beauty in the north-eastern region. As mythology goes, God Nongpokingthou and Goddess Panthoibi created Manipur in their cosmic dance for the happiness of ancient tribes. This film has a panoramic view of life, culture of Manipur and various developments that have taken place since 1972.

Released on: 1982

Sangai - Dancing Deer of Manipur
2019-10-25 12:14:54

Sangai, the Dancing Deer of Manipur, is based on Keibul Lamjao, a dance-drama choreographed by Chaaotombi Singh for the Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, Imphal, a constituent unit of Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi. The dance-drama was first presented outside Manipur in Nritya Natika, an all-India dance-drama festival in Delhi organized by Sangeet Natak Akademi in November, 1985. Keibul Lamjao attracted critical attention for its sensitive treatment of a contemporary Indian choreography. Sangai renders the dance-drama in film the means of the medium harnessed to choreographic ends. Much shorter than Keibul Lamjao, the film retains the essential stage freatures of the dance-drama. Sangai tells of the plight of a species decimated by loss of habitat. The narrative comes from a Manipuri legend of wide popular appeal. Kedang, a chieftain, leads a hunting expedition into the forest at the king's command. There he traps a Sangai to fulfil a wish of his betrothed, Tonu, but returns with the prize to find her gone, abducted by the king. Sangai employs the legend to bring home its message of conservation. Sangai (Cervus Eldi Eldi), are a regional race of the brow-antlered deer. Peculiar to Manipur, they are now reduced to a herd of a hundred in the sanctuary of Keibul Lamjao. The peril they face is the peril of all species driven towards extinction.

Released on: 1987

Majuli: The Second Dwarka
2019-10-25 11:35:28

A film on the critical need for conservation and preservation of Majuli Island, the repository of a unique culture.

Released on: 2011

Sabin Alun
2019-10-24 16:31:33

Of the hundreds of versions of the Ramayana, Sabil Alun, is a living oral tradition of the animistic tribal society of the Karbis of Assam. The Film is an attempt to recreate the tale in a contemporary context where the animistic point of view gets prominence.

Released on: 2015