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Title Singing pictures : women painters of Naya / a film by Lina Fruzzetti, Ákos Östö̈r, Aditi Nath Sarkar ; produced by Lina Fruzzetti, Ákos Östö̈r
Published Watertown, Mass. : Documentary Educational Resources, 2005


Description 1 online resource (1 video file (40 min.)) : sound, color
Summary For generations, Patua (Chitrakar) communities of West Bengal, India have been painters and singers of stories depicted in scrolls. The Patuas tell the stories of Muslim saints (pirs and fakirs) as well as Hindu Gods and Goddesses, and offer devotion to saints at Muslim shrines. This film shows an organized group of women scroll painters from the village of Naya, India, chronicling their lives and how they are adapting their art to reflect current social issues as well as traditional themes addressed in their scrolls. The women discuss the social, political and religious issues that inform their art and influence their daily lives, and how they are responding to the changing conditions in their communities
Notes Originally produced as a documentary film in 2005
Credits Cinematography, Alfred Guzzetti ; additional cinematography, Ákos Östö̈r ; edited by Shawn Hainsworth ; sound recording, Lina Fruzzetti, Ákos Östö̈r
Performer Manu Chitrakar, Meena Chitrakar, Rupban Chitrakar, Manimala Chitrakar, Hazar Chitrakar, Moyna Chitrakar, Rani Chitrakar
Event Recorded in Noya, Midnapore, West Bengal, India
Notes Bengali dialogue and songs; with English subtitles; closed-captioned in English
Online resource; title from title frames (Alexander Street Press, viewed September 24, 2017)
Subject Juang (Indic people) -- Social conditions
Juang (Indic people) -- Social life and customs
Women -- India -- Midnapore (District) -- Social conditions
Women -- India -- West Bengal -- Social conditions
Patas (Art) -- India -- Midnapore (District)
Painting, Bengali -- India -- Midnapore (District)
Songs, Bengali -- India -- Midnapore (District)
Manners and customs.
Painting, Bengali.
Patas (Art)
Songs, Bengali.
Women -- Social conditions.
SUBJECT Midnapore (India : District) -- Social life and customs
Subject India -- Midnapore (District)
India -- West Bengal.
Genre/Form Documentary
Internet videos.
Documentary films.
Ethnographic films.
Nonfiction films.
Short films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Ethnographic films.
Documentary films.
Short films.
Nonfiction films.
Internet videos.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Films ethnographiques.
Courts métrages.
Films autres que de fiction.
Vidéos sur Internet.
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives.
Form Streaming video
Author Fruzzetti, Lina, film director, film producer, recordist.
Östör, Ákos, film director, film producer, director of photography, recordist.
Sarkar, Aditi Nath, film director.
Guzzetti, Alfred, director of photography
Hainsworth, Shawn, editor of moving image work.
Documentary Educational Resources (Firm), publisher.
Other Titles Women painters of Naya