Soul Survivors by anu malhotra

Anu Malhotra is one of India's top filmmakers, having won over 16 National and International awards. But for Anu, filmmaking is not just a profession, it is a passion- a passion with a cause - to create meaningful and uplifting television content.

“I have always sought to capture India’s rich cultural heritage and vibrant living traditions through my films. My mission is to document cultures that are fast disappearing and remind viewers of the importance of learning from and sustaining, their traditional wisdom.”

Today, we are in urgent need of spiritual sustenance. Our urban existence has slowly swallowed our ability to find happiness in simplicity, and we find ourselves on the brink of a moral and ecological implosion. Anu’s docu-work thus becomes especially pertinent to contemporary audiences and younger generations as she has the foresight that only great artists have, to find and focus on essence and capture on camera, worlds, that have practically disappeared from our maps and most importantly, worlds that can help us heal the damage caused by urban decay.

Anu is showcasing an exclusive exhibition of her captivating photographs, titled “Soul Survivors” which were taken over the course of her journeys across India.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


The Apatani of Arunachal Pradesh is an experiential exploration of, the indigenous people of Arunachal Pradesh by Anu Malhotra. This compelling film documents the unique qualities of Apatani culture and the intrinsic wisdom of their customary way of life.
This stunning film captivates with its amazing visuals and story telling narrative. Anu explores the Apatani belief system, giving an insight into shamanic divination and ritualistic sacrifice. She witnesses a traditional Apatani wedding, funeral and burial ceremonies and a Tribal Council, to uncover the incredible living traditions of this amazing community.

The Apatani of Arunachal Pradesh is an important film, for this ancient tribe is poised on the brink of huge transitions, as living traditions fade and new generations are more aligned with a pan Indian socio-cultural ethos.

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