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Director: Bappa &y
Duration: 57 min, 5 sec

Admired for its pristine beauty, the Nilgiri Hills in south India are also remembered as a space for traditional people like Toda, Kota, Kurumba, Irula and Badaga. Their simple lifestyle woven in a socio-ritualistic fabric creates a unique symbiosis of culture and belief system. The film looks through the eye of a Toda family, their surrounding and their interactive life style within nature where 'buffaloes' remain the focus. Toda religion mainly focuses on sacred buffaloes. Toda marriage is initiated in childhood and completed at maturity. The Bow and Arrow ceremony performed during the seventh month of pregnancy determines the paternity of the unborn child and its place in the Toda society.

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