Man in Search of Man (1974)

 ●  English ● 22 mins

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Enlightening and educational, this insightful documentary delves into the lives of the indigenous tribal communities of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Starting at Port Blair, the narrator highlights how resilient the tribespeople are, and how valiantly they stood up against the British attempts to chase them away from the island. The documentary goes on to explore their lifestyles, shedding light on their food habits, belief system, medical treatment system, superstitions, and struggles. It documents how these hunter gatherers live without modern appliances or farming techniques and illumines the nature of their relationship with each other and with the Earth. After travelling to various islands, the filmmakers find themselves at Sentinel island where they are violently dissuaded from entering with swords and arrows, making them wonder into their own history as well as the future of these indigenous tribes, whose numbers are dwindling due to disease and lack of knowledge of modern ways.

Crew: Prem Vaidya (Director)

Genres: Drama, History

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1974 (India)

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Did you know? This documentary won immense critical acclaim and went on to win the National Award for Best Non-Feature Film. Read More
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Film Type:
Documentary Short
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Black & White
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Trivia:
This documentary won immense critical acclaim and went on to win the National Award for Best Non-Feature Film.