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Kerala, the Cradle of Christianity in South Asia
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directed by Jain Joseph, fl. 1999-2008 (Kerala: Christian Musicological Society of India, 2008), 34 mins
The six million Christians in Kerala, on the southwest coast of India, follow a variety of liturgical and musical traditions some of which date back to the early Christian era. This film explores the historical embeddedness of these traditions that came about as a result of the region's commercial, cultural, and r...
directed by Jain Joseph, fl. 1999-2008 (Kerala: Christian Musicological Society of India, 2008), 34 mins
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Teyyam: The Annual Visit of the God Vishnumurti
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written by Erik de Maaker, 1971-; directed by Erik de Maaker, 1971-; produced by Erik de Maaker, 1971- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1998), 57 mins
In Northern Kerala, Hindus revere numerous Gods through Teyyam rituals. Each Teyyam is dedicated to a specific God. In Teyyam worship a ritual specialist, a teyyam performer, takes the shape of the God and becomes transformed.
written by Erik de Maaker, 1971-; directed by Erik de Maaker, 1971-; produced by Erik de Maaker, 1971- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1998), 57 mins
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A Spark in Him
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directed by Claudia Engels, fl. 2008; produced by University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (Manchester, England: University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, 2008), 28 mins
Sajay Kumar is a young man who lives in a home for disabled children in Kerala, India, and studies at the College of Fine Arts. Although he has no arms, he is a highly talented artist. By simultaneously showing the school life of the other challenged children in Sajay's home, this cinematographic portrait explores...
directed by Claudia Engels, fl. 2008; produced by University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (Manchester, England: University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, 2008), 28 mins
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The Agnicayana Ritual
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produced by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; in Altar of Fire (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1976), 6 mins
This segment provides an overview of the Agnicayana, a Vedic ritual of sacrifice. The twelve-day ritual requires the participation of seventeen Nambudiri priests, and the event is preceded by several months of preparation.
produced by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; in Altar of Fire (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1976), 6 mins
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Living Cultures, To Play Kutiyattam With the Master
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directed by Jean Queyrat, fl. 2001; produced by Manuel Catteau, fl. 2007, in Living Cultures (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2006), 53 mins
Vipin is 15 years old. He is a student at the Kalamandalam School, where performing arts are taught. He has been studying Kutyattam for three years, the only traditional Sanskrit theatre in India. Each day, students are subjected to rigorous discipline and intensive trainings. Thanks to the help of their teacher,...
directed by Jean Queyrat, fl. 2001; produced by Manuel Catteau, fl. 2007, in Living Cultures (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2006), 53 mins
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