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Setu: Tamilnāḍū Meṃ Hindī Kī Sthiti

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On the role of Hindi language to make India as one; documentary with special reference to Hindi language learning in Tamil Nadu, India.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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Cemmol̲it Tamil̲k Kāṭcik Kurumpaṭaṅkaḷ =: Classical Tamil Visual Episodes

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Short films on Sangam literature and Tamil culture.
DVD
2019
Clemons (Stacks)
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Turning the Tide: The Fisher Folk of Tamilnadu

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"IGNCA has undertaken a major audioi-visual documentation of boatman culture of peninsular India to look into the lifestyle of traditional people whose main occupation is fishing. Coastal area of Tamilnadu remains a very significant punctuation while mapping boatmen and fishermen community of peninsular India people whose main occupation is fishing. The boatmen of Tamilnadu are mainly found in the region of coastal area which makes knowledgeable about the sea. The boatmen of Tamilnadu catch fish mainly in two seasons- "Wadai season" (September-February) and "Kodai - Katru season" (March-August). Good knowledge of wind and weather movements make these fishermen confident to catch specific fish species which are associated with different wind patterns and tides. Beside this, they are a [...]
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Under the Full Moon: The Aravan Fest

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"Aravan - the legendary son of Arjuna and Ulupi, the Naga princess, was to be sacrificed in the 18-day of Kurukshetra war in order to ensure the victory of the Pandavas. Aravan requested Krishna that he to be married before he is sacrificed. However, Krishna was unable to find a bride for him. Therefore, he transformed himself into a women and married Aravan. The ritual enactment of these episodes forms the central theme of the 18-day annual festival in the temple of Aravan situated in Koovagam village, Tamil Nadu. All the core rituals are performed on the full moon day in the Tamil month of Chithirai (mid - April to mid - May). The important feature of this festival is the massive participation of transgender communities in the rituals who look upon themselves as brides of Aravan."
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Deep Feminine

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This is a film that explores the phenomenon of coming of age of young girls at puberty in Tamil Nadu. Traditional ideas in Ayurveda and Yoga, in Vedic healing, and in modern science as well as the rituals and convenience of folk and small town sensibilities are explored.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Shifting Prophecy

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A film on the struggle of rural muslim women in particular Sherifa Khanam to fight the sexist rulings of the conventional Jamaat (a group of Islamic male elders who decide on family issues of marriage, dowry, divorce etc.) and patriarchal social order in Tamil Nadu.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mangroves of Tamil Nadu: Their Flora, Fauna, and the People

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This documentary film looks at mangrove wetlands in Tamil Nadu, their relationship with the communities living around them, the degradation of the ecosystem and the subsequent efforts to restore them.
FilmDVD
2007; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Healing the Coast

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Documentary exploring the environmental restoration along Tamil Nadu's coastline in the post-tsunami context in December 2004.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Folklore of the Transgender Community in Tamil Nadu

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Documentary on life cycle ceremonies of transgendered people in Tamil Nadu, India.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Folk Art Forms of Tamil Nadu

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Documentary on folk performing art of Tamil Nadu, India.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

The Untouchable Country

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The film brings to fore the atrocities perpetrated on Dalits in Tamil Nadu. It captures the conflict that occurred between caste Hindus and Dalits bringing various issues such as pulling temple carts in Kandadevi; procession by Dalits for salary hike in Manjolai estates, etc.; views of scholars like Gail Omvedt, Kancha Iliah, S.V. Rajadurai, K. Balagopal etc. are expressed.
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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Break the Shackles: If Not We-- Who?

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Documentary focusing on how the three track policy of globalization, privatization and liberalization without the interest of social justice in a highly unequal structure of country like India becomes more discriminative to Dalits, the downtrodden. The film focuses on Dalits in Tamil Nadu.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Altar

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An ethnographic documentary intervention on the prevailing customs and traditions of a community called Kambalathu Naicker hailing from the central parts of Tamil Nadu, whose customs of marriages leaves you with a truth that the child marriages cannot be dealt with just legislations, but require a larger social understanding. The film focuses on how this questionable custom continuously enjoys social acceptance in the community.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Tēvataikaḷ

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The story of three ordinary women who live extra ordinary lives surviving darkest of times and gone against society's norms to live and work according to the rules they have set for themselves. Real life story of Lakshmi, a professional funeral singer, Krishnaveni, grave-digger, Sethurakku, fisherwoman.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Muṭivilā Naṭan̲am: Never Ending Dance

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The defying struggle of Irulas, a tribe, of not mingling the conventional tradition with that of the modernity is mainly expressed through their songs, dance, and rituals. This is a short ethnographic document of the festival "Irulikumbam" that is celebrated on every July of the year.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Silk Route

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This film weaves images from the life of silk craftsman in Tami Nadu. By creating modern sarees with contemporary designs these weavers redeem a precious heritage. The aesthetic experience of producing a silk saree is an integral part of the life of these weavers. This traditional craft has been challenged by powerlooms. This film captures the combined elegance of silk thread and dexterity of the fingers of the craftsman; includes a booklet.
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

He Swam Against the Colonial Current

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K. Subrahmanyam gave up his profession as a lawyer to become a film director. He advocated social renaissance and reforms through several films and made films promoting the spirit of the freedom struggle during the colonial era. One such film, Thyaga bhoomi, was banned some weeks after its release. This documentary uses extracts from his available films to pay a tribute to him, touching upon his personal life and philosophy, his contribution to the development of the South Indian film industry and the catholicity of his attitude of universal brotherhood.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)