Every Time you Tell a Story | March 26, 2015 | Mumbai
India Foundation for the Arts invites you to a screening of
Every Time you Tell a Story A Film by Ruchika Negi & Amit Mahanti
52 minutes | with English Subtitles
Thursday | March 26, 2015 | 06:30 PM | Sakshi Gallery 6/19, 2nd Floor, Grants Building,
Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400005 The film screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers
How do you tell a story when its words are a song, a stone, an image, a symbol? A story that is woven into a shawl, woven through time itself?
Tsungkotepsu is a shawl worn by men of the Ao-Naga tribe in Nagaland. Traditionally, it was meant to signify the achievements of warriors who had won enemy heads in war. Even though head hunting days are long gone, the Tsungkotepsu shawl is still central to the Ao-Naga imagination.
EVERY TIME YOU TELL A STORY offers an interpretation of history, a way of understanding the shifts that this shawl-making tradition has experienced when confronted with the certitudes of history – colonialism, new religion and assimilation in the Indian State. Through histories that have written themselves onto its fabric, how does the story continue to resonate today?
Ruchika Negi and Amit Mahanti received a grant for this project under IFA's Arts Research and Documentation Programme.