Sokhodeora

Australia, 1969

Film
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Sokhodoera is a rice growing village located in the state of Bihar, North Eastern India. The filmmakers of this beautifully photographed documentary arrived in the village a year after it had suffered the worst famine in its history, gaining an insight into the lifestyle of the people of Sokhodoera, revealing an India that is vastly different to the impressions offered by those who visit the cities of India. The film focuses on Mahadev, an “untouchable” who obtained and developed his farm with the help of a neighbouring ashram, highlighting his lifestyle and his role in his community.

Credits

co-producer

Duncan Rasmussen

Harold Carter

Duration

00:20:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1969

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

28691

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Famines

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Farm life - India

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → India - Rural conditions

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → India - Rural conditions

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → India - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Village communities - India

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Caste - India

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Famines

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → India - Social conditions

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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