About the Event
We are really pleased to present Tales of the Tribes five stories, beautifully animated by tribal artists, bringing their arts to people who would never otherwise have the opportunity to discover Indian tribal culture. Full of wit and humanity, the film demonstrates that contemporary art techniques work so well in maintaining minority cultures, which are otherwise easily subsumed into the mainstream. The stories are selected by an animated characterisation of Verrier Elwin (1902-1964), initially a British missionary, subsequently a tribal activist. Produced by Tara Douglas of the Adivasi Arts Trust through workshops with indigenous Adivasi and Tribal people.