YAYA (The Mother) | A Kriti Film Club Screening | 27th December 2017 | 7 PM | Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre
YAYA (THE MOTHER)
by Saumya Sharma
1 hour 47 minutes/ Hindi, Gondi and Chattisgarhi/ 2017
An ethnographic film on Gonds of Bastar, one of the largest indigenous groups of South Asia, whose ancestry maybe traced to early African humans through various anthropological elements. It tells their story through various elements that constitute a culture of an indigenous group, such as history, rock paintings, livelihood, music & dance, education system, birth/ marriage/ death ceremonies, ancestral spirit calling etc.
The film will be followed by a discussion with the film maker.