Finger Painted messages to the Gods - Broto Alponas of Bengal

 

Director - Sarbari Chowdhury

 

Genre - Documentary, Short

Duration - 30 minutes 8 seconds

Country - United States

Language - Bengali, English

Year - 2016

 

 

SYNOPSIS : Bengali women from time immemorial performed various magico-religious rituals to appease and influence their Gods to grant them their wishes. These rituals involved finger painted designs drawn on clay floors and walls. These women, often powerless members of society, used this art form to convey their hopes and wants to their Gods and display their artistic talents. This practice has almost totally faded from use today and details about this art form is very hard to come by. This film is an attempt to preserve and showcase this rich cultural heritage.

 

DMOFF AWARD - 

Official Selection July 2016

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