Sanjay Kak

  • Sanjay Kak – In the Forest Hangs a Bridge (1999)

    Documentary1991-2000Ethnographic CinemaIndiaSanjay KakShort Film
    In the Forest Hangs a Bridge (1999)
    In the Forest Hangs a Bridge (1999)

    Located deep in the forested hills of the Siang valley of Arunachal Pradesh, at the north-eastern extremity of India, Damro village gathers to build a 1000 foot long suspension bridge, the elegant structures of cane and bamboo, that are the distinctive mark of the Adi tribe. Their only tool is the dao, a blade length of tempered steel, the size of a machete.

    Ethnological documentary on the Adis of Arunachal Pradesh as they build one of their cane-and-bamboo bridges against the imminent arrival of “development” as backdrop.Read More »

  • Sanjay Kak – Red Ant Dream (2013)

    2011-2020DocumentaryIndiaSanjay Kak

    ‘Let us declare that the state of war does exist and shall exist’, the revolutionary patriot had said almost a hundred years ago, and that forewarning travels into India’s present, as armed insurrection simmers in Bastar, in the troubled heart of central India. To the east too, beleaguered adivasis from the mineral-rich hills of Odisha come forth bearing their axes, and their songs. And in the north the swelling protests by Punjabi peasants sees hope coagulate – once more – around that iconic figure of Bhagat Singh, revolutionary martyr of the anti-colonial struggle. Read More »

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