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Musical Instruments of Kacch and Its Neighbors

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Survey of the diversity of local instruments in Kachchh and neighboring Sind, Baluchistan, Rajasthan, and Saurashtra: flutes and other reed instruments, jews harps, drums, including those improvised from metal basins and clay water pots, bowed and plucked strings, etc. Some represent imports, such as the rattles and drums played by the Sidi African Indians, and the benjo, adapted from a Japanese koto.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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Aftermath of the Cyclone in Kutch

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Explores the impact of the cyclone which struck the Kutch district of Gujurat in May 1999, killing hundreds and destroying nearly 50,000 cattles and 9000 homes. The film discusses relief efforts and the need to mobilize support.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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Do Din Ka Mela: A Two Day Fair

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This film is a two day journey into the music and every day life of an uncle Mura Lala Fafal and his newphew Kanji Rana Sanjot who taught himself to make and play flutes after hearing the music on radio. The film is set against the background of the Great Rann of Kutch, a desert which separates India and Pakistan. Both men are Meghwals of a Dalit community. On social and economic conditions in Kachchh (India) and their dependence on nature and ballad singing practices.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Drop of Life

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Set in the future, a tale of two women whose disparate lives intersect after a pay water meter is installed in a village in India with disastrous consequences.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)