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Singing Pictures: Women Painters of Naya

Synopsis
For generations the Patua (Chitrakara) communities of West Bengal have been painters and singers of stories depicted in scrolls. The film follows the daily lives of Muslim Patua women from Naya villages near Kolkata, which have formed a scroll painters’ cooperative.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Year of production
2005
Subjects
Anthropology; Arts and Humanities
Keywords
Bengal; illuminated manuscripts; painting; singing; story telling

Credits

Director
Akos Östör; Lina Fruzzetti

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£50.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
45 minutes
Year
2006

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£50.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
45 minutes
Year
2006

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute

Contact
Susanne Hammacher (Film Officer)
Email
film@therai.org.uk
Web
https://www.therai.org.uk/film/film-sales External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7387 0455
Fax
020 7388 8817
Address
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
Notes
The Institute sells more than 250 anthropology and ethnology titles on video and DVD, including some produced by students and staff of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology. There is also a large library of internationally produced film and video productions from which items may be borrowed within the UK.

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