AKHRA: Two Decades of Adivasi Media Practice in Postcolonial India

  • When: February 26, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Where: Institute for Public Knowledge 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
  • Summary: AKHRA: Two Decades of Adivasi Media Practice in Postcolonial India. New film by Adivasi (indigenous) filmmakers from the Indian human rights collective, AKHRA.
  • Details:

    FRIDAY–SATURDAY / FEBRUARY 26 / 6–8PM
    Institute for Public Knowledge
    20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

    AKHRA: Two Decades of Adivasi Media Practice in Postcolonial India* 

    New film by Adivasi (indigenous) filmmakers from the Indian human rights collective, AKHRA. AKHRA was created in 1996 with the goal of increasing Adivasi participation in media and communication-related fields.  Akhra – refers to the open space in villages for community gatherings and traditionally was a nonhierarchical space of learning.  AKHRA today is a group of committed people mostly indigenous youth working in the fields of culture, communication, and human rights for indigenous peoples in India, in general, and Jharkhand, in particular.

    Discussion: Meghnath (AKHRA People’s Voice for Culture and Communication), filmmaker Biju Toppo (AKHRA People’s Voice for Culture and Communication), Kaushik Ghosh (University of Texas-Austin)

    Co-sponsor: South Asia@NYU
    *part of the Global South Asia: Publics and Politics conference

    Photo: Adivasi filmmaker Biju Toppo 

    Event is free and open to the public but seating is limited