In Colloboration with Khula Manch
Saloo, the bard, and Thirku, the Baiga, take us on a journey through the lives of the many Adivasi communities who live in the mountain tracts and forests of the Eastern Ghats across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Chattisgarh and Jharkhand. As in most indigenous homelands the world over, these regions too are rich in natural resources including minerals, resources that have become the source of their greatest insecurities.
Through their stories and songs, interwoven with the metaphor of Bewar, a form of shifting cultivation practiced by many Adivasis, the film unravels and unfolds both their life visions and their struggles against the merciless mining, particularly over the past two decades, that is consuming their lands and their lives.
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