The Apatani of Arunachla Pradesh is an experiential exploration of the indigenous people of Arunachla 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 engaging narrative. Anu explores the Apatani belief system giving an insight into shamanic divination and ritualistic sacrifice. She witness a traditional Apatani wedding funeral and burial ceremonies and a Tribal Council to uncover the incredible living traditions of this astounding community.
The Apatani of Arunachal Pradesh is an important film for this ancient tribe is on the brink of huge transitions with a threat of extinction looming large as their living traditions fade and new generation are more aligned with the pan Indian Socio-Cultural ethos.
Anu Malhotra is one of India’s top Producer Directors having won over 15 national and international awards for her pioneering and critically acclaimed documentaries television programmes and awareness campaigns.
Anu set up AIM Television in 1994 as a boutique production house and went on to create over 600 hours of quality non-fiction television programming for premiere Indian satellite channels like Zee TV, Sony, BBC and reputed international channels like Discovery, travel channel U.K. France 5 et al. with its stunning visuals and impeccable value Anu’s work has always received rave reviews from audiences and press alike.
She also worked with the BBC world Service Trust as the creative head of it’s Indian project with the specific mission of raising awareness about HIV/AIDS. But despite her remarkable repertoire of work Anu’s first love has always been documentary films through which she hopes to transform the lives and minds of people across and the world.