India Untouched -Stories of a People Apart
This film is perhaps the most comprehensive look at Untouchability ever undertaken on film. Spanning eight states and four religions, this film will make it impossible for anyone to deny that Untouchability continues to be practiced in India. The film introduces leading Benares scholars who interpret Hindu scriptures to mean that Dalits ‘have no right’ to education, and Rajput farmers who proudly proclaim that no Dalit may sit in their presence, and that the police must seek their permission before pursuing cases of atrocities.
- Silver Dhow, Second-best Documentary, Zanzibar International Film Festival, Tanzania, July 2008
- Golden Conch, Best Documentary, Mumbai International Film Festival, February 2008
- Best Film of the Festival, Mumbai International Film Festival, February 2008
- Best Documentary, Mahindra IAAC Film Festival, New York, November 2007
- Best Film, One Billion Eyes Film Festival, Chennai, India, August 2007
- DC Meets Delhi Film Festival, Washington DC, September 2007
- CineCufa Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2007
- Hamptons International Film Festival, New York, October 2007
- Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, November 2007
- Mini Indian Film Festival, Connecticut, November 2007
- Amnesty International Film Festival, Netherlands, March 2008
- Tallahassee Film Festival, Florida, May 2008
- India Express Film Festival, Netherlands, November, 2008
India Untouched is on YouTube.
Click here for a series of short interviews with Stalin on the subject of caste.
The film attracted lots of press attention – here is an article that appeared in The Hindu.