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Acting Like a Thief
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written by Shashwati Talukdar, fl. 1996 and P. Kerim Friedman, fl. 2006; directed by P. Kerim Friedman, fl. 2006 and Shashwati Talukdar, fl. 1996; produced by P. Kerim Friedman, fl. 2006 and Shashwati Talukdar, fl. 1996 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 15 mins
Acting Like a Thief is about a Chhara tribal theatre group in Ahmedabad, India. Starting with the arrest of playwright DaKxin Bajrange (Chhara), the documentary reveals how the Budhan Theatre has transformed the lives of adults and children within the community.
written by Shashwati Talukdar, fl. 1996 and P. Kerim Friedman, fl. 2006; directed by P. Kerim Friedman, fl. 2006 and Shashwati Talukdar, fl. 1996; produced by P. Kerim Friedman, fl. 2006 and Shashwati Talukdar, fl. 1996 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 15 mins
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The Bharvad Predicament
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written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- and Roger Sandall, 1933-; directed by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- and Roger Sandall, 1933- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1987), 50 mins
Bharvad cattle herdsmen have been nomadic pastorlalists for centuries. This film presents the conflict that has arisen between the local, landholding Kanbi farmers and the Bharvad in Dhrangadhra, western India.
written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- and Roger Sandall, 1933-; directed by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- and Roger Sandall, 1933- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1987), 50 mins
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Close Encounters of No Kind
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written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946-; directed by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 1 hour 1 mins
Close Encounters of No Kind follows the Rabari, camel and sheep herders of Saurastra, India. Their nomadic lifestyle requires them to move herds of sheep and camels across the Saurastrian landscape to seek grazing and water. This practice has been going on for hundreds of years and during that time the Rabari have...
written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946-; directed by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 1 hour 1 mins
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Eunuchs: India's Third Gender
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written by Michael Yorke, fl. 1976-2005; directed by Michael Yorke, fl. 1976-2005 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1991), 49 mins
This extraordinary film explores the twilight world of India's eunuchs who both exploit and bewail their ill-defined status within society. The eunuchs introduce a special world, where for them divinity and daily life alternate in the flash of an exquisitely made-up eye. A 3,600-strong ancient sect who claim to be...
written by Michael Yorke, fl. 1976-2005; directed by Michael Yorke, fl. 1976-2005 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1991), 49 mins
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Kamala and Raji
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written by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010; directed by Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010 and Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1991), 46 mins
Produced and directed by the makers of Dadi's Family, this film is about Kamala and Raji, two women of the working poor who live in Ahmedabad, capital of the west Indian state of Gujarat. They share a common history since both have moved from a background of deprivation and political impotence to a measure of empo...
written by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010; directed by Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010 and Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010; produced by Michael Camerini, fl. 1980-2010 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1991), 46 mins
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The Lost Water
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written by Dakxin Bajrange, fl. 2005; directed by Dakxin Bajrange, fl. 2005; produced by Dakxin Bajrange, fl. 2005 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 26 mins
73% of the total salt production in India comes from Gujarat State, almost 60% of which comes from Little Rann of Kutch (LRK), Gujarat.

The government of Gujarat has consistently ignored the LRK area. The salt workers of LRK, known as Agariyas, are predominantly from the Koli and Chuvaliya Koli tribes. As bonded l...
written by Dakxin Bajrange, fl. 2005; directed by Dakxin Bajrange, fl. 2005; produced by Dakxin Bajrange, fl. 2005 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 26 mins
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Raju and His Friends
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directed by Marcus Banks, fl. 1988 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1988), 39 mins
This film explores the nature of friendship in Jamnagar, a town in Gujarat state, western India, through the eyes and impressions of Raju, an unmarried Jain man. These friendships are with school friends, a woman he loves and the film-maker himself. Throughout the film we follow Raju as he shows us his shop, his t...
directed by Marcus Banks, fl. 1988 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1988), 39 mins
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ShaktiMa No Veh
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written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946-; directed by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 56 mins
The Goddess Shaktima is the most popular goddess in the region of Saurashtra known as Jhalavad. This documentary presents the story of Shaktima as performed by the tradictional muslim Bhavai troupe led by Amrit Kalu Rudatala of Kankavati village.
written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946-; directed by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 56 mins
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The Snake Charmer
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written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- and Alex M. Goldblum, 1985-; directed by Alex M. Goldblum, 1985-; produced by Alex M. Goldblum, 1985- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2004), 16 mins
The Snake Charmer is a short ethnographic documentary outlining the family history and magical roots of a group of nomadic Rajasthani snake charmers, or Madari, living in rural Gujarat, northwest India.
written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- and Alex M. Goldblum, 1985-; directed by Alex M. Goldblum, 1985-; produced by Alex M. Goldblum, 1985- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2004), 16 mins
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The Stitches Speak
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directed by Nina Sabnani, fl. 2010; produced by Kala Raksha Trust (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2009), 12 mins
Tanko Bole Chhe (The Stitches Speak) is an animated documentary which celebrates the art and passion of the Kutch artisans associated with Kala Raksha. The film traces multiple journeys made by the participants towards defining their identities and towards forming the Kala Raksha Trust and the School for Design.Th...
directed by Nina Sabnani, fl. 2010; produced by Kala Raksha Trust (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2009), 12 mins
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