Ranchi : Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi and Samvaad: A Tribal Conclave and a Tata Steel Foundation initiative, presents the Samuday Ke Saath Indigenous Film Festival. This film festival aims to explore the heart and soul of Jharkhand through the best of tribal cinema. It provides a platform to highlight the cultural identity, wisdom, and alternative perspectives on the development surrounding tribal communities in India.
The festival, scheduled for August 26th and 27th, 2023, will feature film screenings, discussions, and storytelling sessions. On Day 1, the theme “Cinema and Adivasiyat” will be explored, while Day 2 will focus on “Tribal Heritage and Cultural Resilience.” The festival aims to foster meaningful dialogues and celebrate the rich cultural legacy and enduring strength of tribal communities.
Through the lens of extraordinary films, the Samuday Ke Saath Indigenous Film Festival will shed light on the multifaceted shades of the indigenous communities in Jharkhand, celebrating their uniqueness and resilience. Audiences will have the rare opportunity to delve into captivating narratives, rich cultures, and timeless traditions of Jharkhand’s diverse Indigenous communities. Distinguished guests and accomplished filmmakers, including the multiple national award-winning filmmakers and social activists Biju Toppo and Meghnath, will address the gathering promoting fruitful discussions on filmmaking as well as about the issues faced by indigenous communities.
The festival will commence with a tribal prayer, followed by an introduction to IIM Ranchi, TSF, Samvaad, and SKS (Samuday Ke Saath). Esteemed guests and filmmakers will be felicitated, and sessions will be dedicated to film screenings, discussions with filmmakers, and storytelling. The festival seeks to create an avenue for dialogue within and beyond its boundaries, promoting a deeper understanding of tribal heritage and cultural resilience.
Samuday Ke Saath Indigenous Film Festival is a platform that not only showcases films and filmmakers but also facilitates an exchange of diverse perspectives, learnings, and expressions. Through the first edition of this initiative, IIM Ranchi extends its effort to become a locally connected globally oriented institute trying to identify and resonate with the voices of the people in Jharkhand. It aims to harness the power of films to highlight the cultural identity and wisdom of tribal communities in India. The event is also set to come alive with Indigenous cultural performances that showcase the rich heritage of tribal history. This infusion of cultural vibrancy further underscores the festival’s commitment to honouring the roots and artistic expressions of these communities.