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Mulaqat

Mulaqat

José Inácio Parente & Cláudio Pinheiro

India-Brazil, 2010, 70 minutes

This film was born from an encounter with a group of Chitrakars, a caste of traditional storytellers and artists from the Naya village, Mednipur district, West Bengal, India. Some of these artists were invited to paint and sing the history of Portuguese navigations, their first arrival in India, their encounter with different people and languages and the experience of interpreting these newly discovered worlds. The Chitrakars artists then used their own words, songs and paintings to recreate and retell the story of this encounter.