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By the side of A River

Documentary investigating the caste politics behind the myth of Pottan theyyam, a dalit ritual in the northern part of Kerala. The documentary is shot by the side of a river in Peringeel, the directors own village. This visual texts breaks and questions the brahmanical hijacking of the myth stating Pottan theyyam is an incarnation of the Hindu god Shiva. The video analyzes the politics behind the rituals, food culture, life of Pottan theyyam in relation to the dalit lives in Kerala.

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