Video | Voices of Bhil tribal from semi-arid forest: A documentary on forest Rights by Purabi Bose – Rajasthan

Forest Rights: Jung Jungle aur Jungle ke logo ka. Voices of Bhil tribal from semi-arid forest, Rajasthan, India.

A short video documentary (14mins) film ‘Forest Rights’ is produced and directed by Purabi Bose based on research field work data collection. Camera assistance by Savyasachi.

The film brings the voices of marginalised scheduled tribes, in particular, the Bhil tribal of Rajasthan, to express the complexities of tribal India’s decentralisation and forest tenure reform in their lives and in tribal self-governance of forests in semi-arid areas. The story told through the voices of Bhil people (men and women) provides further insights on the issue of institutional pluralism, citizenship, forest governmentality, participation, and the challenge of access rights particularly of tribal women that are prevalent amnd may have increased due to the implementation of the Forest Rights Act 2006.

This film has been premiered at the International Association for the Study of Commons (IASC), January 2011 in Hyderabad, India. The film has been used as educational material in the Universities (on Social Development, Law and Governance, and Forest Management and People) in the Netherlands, USA, Brazil and Germany.

Keywords: NTFPs, minor forest produce, gender, rights, human rights, government, institutions, decentralisation, micro-politics, community, indigenous people, tribal, adivasi, women, authority, power, delegation, devolution, citizenship, institutional pluralism.

Purabi Bose.

Published on Apr 27, 2012

Source: ▶ Forest Rights. A film by Purabi Bose. – YouTube
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