Voices from Chowra

A film commissioned to document the Pig Festival and its role in the life of the Nicobarese community in Chowra. This is a ongoing project.
Client: ANTRI/AAJVS/DTW
Direction/Camera: Anirban Dutta Gupta
Format: HD PAL (Canon C300)
Date: 2014 (Ongoing)
 

The Pig Festival or Panhua Note celebrated by the Nicobarese community on Chowra island is a important event in the calendar of the Island. It highlights the unique cooperation and collaboration culture of this community in one of the remotest and smallest island in the Andaman & Nicobar chain. This film intends to explore and understand the story behind the Pig Festival. This is a ongoing project.

 

Coastline
Coastline

Portrait of Chowra Islander
Portrait of Chowra Islander

Agamid lizard
Agamid lizard

Coastline
Coastline

Sunset
Sunset
Beach
Beach
Nyi Hupul
Nyi Hupul
Listening to the interview
Listening to the interview
Listening to the interview
Listening to the interview
Chowra
Chowra
Canoe on the coast
Canoe on the coast
Nighttime interview
Nighttime interview
Selfie with David Foster
Selfie with David Foster
From top of the lighthouse
From top of the lighthouse
Coast
Coast
Coastline panorama
Coastline panorama
Timelapse
Timelapse
Manish, David and Ebenezer
Manish, David and Ebenezer
Dead tree roots
Dead tree roots
Beach destroyed by tsunami
Beach destroyed by tsunami
Coconut grove
Coconut grove
Sign
Sign
Village Panorama
Village Panorama
The main ground with church
The main ground with church