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Title Acting like a thief : a documentary / [directed and produced ] by P. Kerim Friedman & Shashwati Talukdar
Published [Chharanagar, India] : Four Nine and a Half Pictures ; [2005]
Watertown, Mass. : Documentary Educational Resources, [2005]
copyright 2005
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (15 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 1
Summary This story of a Chhara tribal theatre group in Ahmedabad, India. The members of the Budhan Theatre are tribal rebels who were notifies as "born criminals" by the British in 1871, and imprisoned in a labor camp in Ahmedabad. After Indian independence, they were de-notified, but the stigma of being "born criminal" follows them to this day. This documentary reveals how theatre has transformed the lives of adults and children within the community
Notes Hindi and Gujarati with English subtitles
Subject Budhan Theatre (Firm)
Theater and society -- India -- Ahmadābād.
Theater -- Anthropological aspects -- India -- Ahmadābād.
Ahmadābād (India) -- Denotified tribes -- Social conditions
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Friedman, P. Kerim.
Talukdar, Shashwati.
Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Four Nine and a Half Pictures, Inc.