Video | “Art is at the heart of every society”: An Indian student’s journey across tribal art in North East India

Created by Camille Rolin

Edited with the help of TRISNA FILMS :…
Published on Jun 7, 2014

Journey across tribal art in North East India is a visual anthropology documentary project based on the study on clothing, arts & crafts, music and dance among several tribes like Apatani, Bodo, Garo, Hmar, Khasi, Kom, Konyak, Mao Naga, Maram Naga, Monpa, Rabha, Tangkhul Naga, Tiwa of North East India in states like Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland etc.

This project is born from the wish of a personal practise by a student in anthropology and journalism. The documentary will revolve around arts and crafts from north east indian tribes and their issues nowadays.

Art is at the heart of every society and its study seems to be relevant to explain as much as the daily life, as the rituals and beliefs, as symbols also used by the different tribes. Moreover, as art seems to be a tool of conservation of cultures more and more shaken by the mainstream one, the student leading the project would like to give a visual testimony of the rich diversity of arts we can found in this area in order to perpetue the heritage.

The different arts studied would be divided in four groups: clothing and jewellery, crafts (pottery, sculpture), music and singing, and dance.

This documentary is amateur as written earlier,.. waiting for advices and suggestions to improve.., thanks!

Source: Part – 1 Journey across Tribal Arts in North East India by Camille Rolin – YouTube
Date Visited: Tue Feb 09 2016 17:13:08 GMT+0100 (CET)

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