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RAWAAH (LAMENT)

Seral Murmu (Santhal) | India | 2018 | 10 min | Indian/Santhal with English Subtitles | Short Drama | World Premiere

Thu Oct 18 7:15 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
Part of
Cause + Affect

An Indigenous community is trapped in a war between the Indian State and the Moaist Movement. As the conflict surrounds them, a man seeks the guidance of the local shaman while two women sing mourning songs for the destruction. This poetic short captures a difficult period in the recent history of the Santhal people and their struggle for sovereignty.

Seral Murmu studied Film Direction from Film and Television Institute of India. He works on raising awareness on the issues facing Indigenous peoples in India through documentary and film.