Folklore 2.0 | Rural film screenings

Folklore 2.0 | Rural film screenings

It took us some years to realise that the we are not after sustainability of our film, but the sustainability of the folklore itself. This is a huge task and surely the conventional preservationist model does no good in that regard. We do not want to make films and put them in archives and museums, […]

Releasing our new ethnographic film,  Janeu | Bhojpuri Initiation Rites & Folk Songs

Releasing our new ethnographic film, Janeu | Bhojpuri Initiation Rites & Folk Songs

Short Synopsis While rituals in India are majorly seen as men’s job, not many know that women hold an equally important role in the purification rituals – of expressing the emotions that develop during the ritual through songs. The film documents the folk songs sung during the initiation ritual (Janeu or Upanayana) in the Bhadwar […]

Janeu| Bhojpuri Initiation Rites & Folk Songs (Documentary Trailer)

Janeu| Bhojpuri Initiation Rites & Folk Songs (Documentary Trailer)

Releasing the trailer for our next film “Upanayana Samskara | Bhojpuri Initiation Rites & Folk Songs”. The documentary film aesthetically documents the ritual and the associated folk songs that are sung by women in Bhadwar village of Bihar, India. Releases in April 2016. Upanayana is one of the traditional samskaras, or ‘purificatory rites’, that are […]

Watch our new film CROSSING A RIVER, LOSING A SELF based on an Indian folktale

Watch our new film CROSSING A RIVER, LOSING A SELF based on an Indian folktale

Shot in Kashi (Varanasi), our film CROSSING A RIVER, LOSING A SELF (13 minutes | English subtitles) releases today! This film is about a guru followed by 8 disciples. They are making a pilgrimage to Kashi. In order to reach the sacred city, they must cross a treacherous river. Please note it is our first […]

Quilled Paper Earrings | Katkari Tribalpreneurs Project | Sapana.org

Quilled Paper Earrings | Katkari Tribalpreneurs Project | Sapana.org

A 2.35 min film by Espírito Kashi. Sapana.org provided basic training to the women from the Katkari tribe in Medha Village, Satara on making quilled paper earrings, allowing them to express themselves creatively and have fun within the process. This has now proven to be a successful social business, while uplifting their self confidence, it provides for […]

Mission Menauli | New houses for the Katkari Tribe | Sapana.org

Mission Menauli | New houses for the Katkari Tribe | Sapana.org

When the contractors ran away with the money, which was given to them by the government to build houses for the Katkari Tribe in Menauli, Satara – The tribe had no option but to build the houses themselves. Miguel from Sapana.org (NGO) in collaboration with Shramik Janta Vikas Sansthan raised some funds to provide the […]