Tribal Wisdom – The Konyak of Nagaland


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The mysterious and beautiful northeast hill region of India has been all but sealed off from the outside world. The state of Nagaland lies at the eastern extremity of the subcontinent. Anu offers an experiential insight into the customary way of life of “The Konyak Of Nagaland” who were feared as headhunters not so long ago. This exceptional film with its stunning visuals and informative narrative presents images of possibly the last generation of “actual” headhunters. Anu documents the Konyak living traditions of vibrant festivals sacrifices feasting and the sacred institutions of kingship and tribal council. She gives an insight into the unique qualities of the Konyak culture like the tradition of headhunting and the cult of fertility. The highlight of the film is the Konyak annual spring festival ‘Aoling’ with all its energy and colour. The Konyak actively re-enact their “glory” days with colourful rituals headhunting dances war chants animal sacrifices and feasting which are deeply reminiscent of their rich and vibrant past. The mysterious and beautiful northeast hill region of India has been all but sealed off from the outside world. The state of Nagaland lies at the eastern extremity of the subcontinent. Anu offers an experiential insight into the customary way of life of “The Konyak of Nagaland” who were feared as headhunters not so long ago. This exceptional film with its stunning visuals and informative narrative presents images of possibly the last generation of “actual” headhunters. Anu documents the Konyak living traditions of vibrant festivals, sacrifices feasting and the sacred institutions of kingship and tribal council. She gives an insight into the unique qualities of the Konyak culture like the tradition of headhunting and the cult of fertility. The highlight of the film is the Konyak annual spring festival, ‘Aoling’ with all its energy and colour. The Konyak actively re-enact their “glory” days with colourful rituals headhunting dances war chants, animal sacrifices and feasting, which are deeply reminiscent of their rich and vibrant past.
Rated ‏ : ‎ U (Universal)
Language ‏ : ‎ Hindi
Package Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 18.03 x 13.76 x 1.48 cm; 81.64 Grams
Item part number ‏ : ‎ rootsofpushkar_53
Director ‏ : ‎ Anu Malhotra
Run time ‏ : ‎ 52 minutes
Release date ‏ : ‎ 8 August 2009
Actors ‏ : ‎ Anu Malhotra
Dubbed: ‏ : ‎ Hindi
Subtitles: ‏ : ‎ Unknown
Studio ‏ : ‎ Shemaroo
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B006O2OZ90
Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ India
Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 1
Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Shemaroo
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 81.6 g

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