Government to produce documentary on life-style of Tribes

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Kozhikode, Oct 11 (UNI) A Government agency in Kerala has embarked on producing a ethnographic documentary, depicting the life-style and practices of about 35 ancient tribes in the State.

Talking to newspersons here today, Director M Sasi Kumar said Kozhikode Mayor M Bhaskaran would switch-on the digital documentary, to be produced by Kerala Institute of Research, Training and Development for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (KIRTADS).

Mr Kumar said during the first phase of the documentary, to be produced in association with Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC) at an estimated cost of Rs 20 lakh, lifestyles of primitive Kadar of Cochin, Kurumbar of Attappadi, Kadunaikkar, Cholanaikkar of Wayanad and Nilabur and Koragar of Kasargod would be filmed.

KIRTADS would also open its renovated ethnological museum, housing tools and devices used by the ancient tribal communities, on October 13, he added.

It will be inaugurated by the State Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Welfare and Electricity Minister A K Balan in a function at the city.

Some of the display in the museum were bows and arrows, carrying and storing baskets, domestic utensils, costumes, ornaments and musical instruments.

Miniature models and tribal huts with household implements, specimens of herbarium sheets of tribal medicinal plants and a collection of field photographs of tribal were among the unique exhibits.


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