Video | Adivasi: People on the Edge (Wayanad District) – Kerala

Interviews with members of tribal communities in one of the most developed regions of India: Wayanad District in Kerala. Returning to the forest with abundant resources that shaped the ancestral tribal lifestyle is no longer feasible for these women and men. They share their daily experiences and reflect on the dilemma of being an Adivasi in the modern world: what it means to speak one’s own language in public, wearing one’s traditional dress in mainstream society and the impact of modern agriculture and changing diet on their health.

Adivasi: People on the Edge from Bryan McIntyre on Vimeo.

by Bryan McIntyre

Shared footage and photographs : Bryan McIntyre, Ashley Bruxvoort, The University of Iowa

Translations: Roshen Chandran, Visthar

Media: Siddarth Selvaraj, Studio 33

Faculty Director: Sujatha Sosale, Study Abroad Course, International Programs, UI; Associate Professor, School of

Journalism and Mass Communication, The University of Iowa

We gratefully acknowledge all the help and resources provided by Visthar and RASTA.

Source: Adivasi: People on the Edge on Vimeo
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Date Visited: Thu Jul 26 2012 16:43:46 GMT+0200 (CEST)

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