Appeal For The Katkari
by the Rainforest Information Centre ©2004
written, directed etc by
John Seed, Rajeev Kedkar & Neil Pike
Katkari are amongst the poorest people in India.
A disenfranchised Adavasi or tribal group, legislated
more than a hundred years ago by the British as a
"criminal tribe", they are largely landless and are
enslaved in brickworks as bonded labour. Despite this,
their spirit is strong. This 21 minute documentary
examines their plight, looks at one group trying to
help them (Academy of Development Science)
and appeals to the international community to help
change their lot. It features unique performances
by several Katkari musician.