An Indigenous community is trapped in a war between the Indian State and the Moaist Movement. As the conflict surrounds them, a man seeks the guidance of the local shaman while two women sing mourning songs for the destruction. This poetic short captures a difficult period in the recent history of the Santhal people and their struggle for sovereignty.

Seral Murmu studied Film Direction from Film and Television Institute of India. He works on raising awareness on the issues facing Indigenous peoples in India through documentary and film.

Australian Premiere
Director | Seral Murmu
Country | India
Year | 2018
Duration | 10 minutes
Language | Without dialogue
Unclassified G


Short | Premiere

Thick Skinned (international shorts)

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A collection of international short films by Indigenous people curated to show strength in the face of adversity. Four of the films were created in 72 hours as part of the Native Slam III filmmaking challenge at the Maoriland Film Festival. Please be advised this collection of films includes Unclassified 18+   BUY TICKETS NOW […]

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