“Name/Place/Animal/Thing”: National award winning film on the formerly nomadic Hakki Pikki tribal community – Karnataka

The Hakki Pikkis (literally meaning bird hunters in Kannada) are a nomadic tribe of hunter-gatherers that once roamed the forests of the country.

Nita Sathyendran, The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 18 April 2018 | Read the full report here >>

Film on Hakki Pikki tribals wins national award
Nitin R. on his debut film, ‘Name/Place/Animal/Thing’ that won the National Award for Best Anthropological/Ethnographic film

Nita Sathyendran
What’s in a name? For young filmmaker Nitin R., a native of the capital city, it was this very question that led him into the heartlands of Karnataka, into the curious names, hearts and lives of the Hakki Pikki tribal community; a quest that has now won him national recognition. Nitin’s debut film Name/ Place/Animal/Thing won the National Award for Best Anthropological/Ethnographic Film, announced a few days ago. He shares the prize with director Aneez K.M. for the film Slave Genesis. […]

Source: Film on Hakki Pikki tribals wins national award
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Date visited: 11 April 2019

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