1988 – Cheenum, Thudi & other manifestations of Adivasi Culture

The first Adivasi festival was held on January 1988, a heady success which gave the team a huge lift.  We produced a film called ‘Today, we dance for ourselves.’

This was followed by an intensive drive for awareness about the land alienation which was taking place at a devastating pace.  A small drama troupe was created to go from village to village, encouraging discussion about the land question. The troupe played an important role in the events that were about to unfold. MK Ravi, Surendran from Ayankolli. Sadanand, Anandan from Kappala, Veramanga Gopalan, all were part of this small but dedicated team.

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