Film and Media alum Jayan K Cherian will be screening his film, Papilio Buddha at the 21st African Diaspora International Film Festival in New York City. Papilio Buddha features a group of displaced untouchables in Western Ghats of India whom embrace Buddhism in order to escape from caste oppression. The film explores the new identity-political uprising based on Ambedkarism, in the milieu of an on going land struggle. The film was originally banned in India, but it will be playing at the film festival on Friday December 6 at 7:30 PM.
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