Minorities of India

Preserving minorities around the world

About This Project

 

South Tyrol is a border land where three main ethno-linguistic groups coexist: Italians, Germans and Ladins. As the region benefits from a special autonomy statute that safeguards ethnic minorities, local television stations embarked on a mission to portray other minorities around the world.

 

 

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For the German television programme Minet TV we created a series about minorities in India. For example, one episode was devoted to the hardship Badaga farmers are going through on the Nilgiri plateau (Tamil Nadu) due to a global tea production crisis. Another episode was devoted to the central role of tribal groups in the Theyyam festival in Northern Kerala, where an otherwise marginalised untouchable caste takes centre stage performing the ancient dance of gods. A third episode focussed on the Armenians of Kolkata, once rich and powerful merchants, who are now dwindling in numbers and losing their economical dominance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location

Various locations in India

Production date

2015

Duration

5-7 minutes per episode

Language

German

Producer

Mediaart

Distribution

RAI Italian state television, local channel

Category
Video