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Khumi Lives

Synopsis
Khumi is the smallest of the indigenous groups in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of southeastern Bangladesh. In today’s age of globalization, changes are occurring in the animist Khumi peoples’ religion, culture, lifestyle and language, raising concern over the gradual disappearance of their unique beliefs and customs. In this documentary, filmmakers show a year in the lives of the Khumi as they explore the present situation of these people within the context of a rapidly evolving world. (32 minutes)
Language
English
Country
Bangladesh
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2006
Subjects
Anthropology; Development studies
Keywords
animism; Bangladesh; cultural evolution; ethnography; indigenous peoples

Online availability

URI
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/content/video/khumi.html
Price
free

Credits

Director
Ittukgula Changma

Distributor

Name

Archaeology Channel, The

Contact
Richard Pettigrew (president and director)
Web
http://www.archaeologychannel.org External site opens in new window
Notes
The Archaeology Channel is one of the initiatives of the US-based Archaeological Legacy Institute. The marketplace section of the Channel’s website sells a range of DVDs on archaeological topics. The site also streams documentaries in their entirety, free of charge. American archaeology is strongly represented but the extensive collection also covers worldwide content. Audio commentaries and interviews with archaeologists are also available free online .

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