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Kings and Shamans of Arunachal Pradesh

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In the “forbidden state” of Arunachal Pradesh – a disputed region of tropical forests and steep mountains, wedged between India and China at the foot of the Himalayas – live some of the last remaining tribal societies, completely oblivious to the rest of the world’s rapidly globalizing culture, spirituality and way of life.

Here, the Apatani, Galo and Mishing people have remained Animist and carry out rituals unchanged since the dawn of time, dedicated to the spirits of nature and the sun. Meanwhile, the tattooed kings of Wangsho – at the far edges of the region bordering Burma – enjoy thrilling younger listeners with stories of when, not too long ago, head hunting featured among the rites of passage for boys.

Factual > Human Stories

Theme(s):
Human Stories
Producer(s) & Channel(s):
Anako / France 5
Director(s):
Patrick Bernard & Ken Ung
Year:
2013
Versions:
English / French
Nationality:
France
Available rights:
Worldwide

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