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Scribbles on akka videorecordingA musical documentary on the 12th century saint-poet Mahadevi Akka produced by Majlis ; direced by Madhusree Dutta

By: Dutta, Madhusree.
Contributor(s): Dutta, Madhusree | Majlis (Organization).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Bombay Madhusree Dutta c2000Description: 1 videodisc (58 min.) sd., col 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): bhakti movement -- India | desire -- India | gender -- India | history -- India | portraits -- India | poetry -- IndiaGenre/Form: Documentary -- Feature.DDC classification: 808.3
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In this short film on the life and work of the 12th century saint-poet, Mahadevi Akka, her radical poems, written with the female body as a metaphor, have been composed and picturised in contemporary musical language. Mahadevi, framed as Akka – elder sister, while leaving the domestic arena in search of God also abondoned modesty and clothing. The film explores the meaning of this denial through the work of contemporary artists and writers and testimonies of ordinary folk who nurtured her image through centuries in their folklore and oral literature. A celebration of rebellion, feminity and legacy down nine hundred years.
Production Credits: Camera, Avijit Mukul Kishore ; editing, Shyamal Karmakar ; sound, P.D. Valson
Awards: Winner of: National Award for best anthropological film; Best script award at the Sanghai film festival; IDPA (Indian Documentary Producers Association) Award;Summary:
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In this short film on the life and work of the 12th century saint-poet, Mahadevi Akka, her radical poems, written with the female body as a metaphor, have been composed and picturised in contemporary musical language. Mahadevi, framed as Akka – elder sister, while leaving the domestic arena in search of God also abondoned modesty and clothing. The film explores the meaning of this denial through the work of contemporary artists and writers and testimonies of ordinary folk who nurtured her image through centuries in their folklore and oral literature. A celebration of rebellion, feminity and legacy down nine hundred years.

Camera, Avijit Mukul Kishore ; editing, Shyamal Karmakar ; sound, P.D. Valson

DVD ; PAL

In English and Hindi with English subtitles

Winner of:
National Award for best anthropological film;
Best script award at the Sanghai film festival;
IDPA (Indian Documentary Producers Association) Award;

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