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BREAKING BARRIERS - THE CASTELESS COLLECTIVE

BREAKING BARRIERS - THE CASTELESS COLLECTIVE

Documentary | English, Tamil | 70 minutes

Company

Magnetfilm


Cast & Crew

Director

Maja Meiners


Trailer

vimeo.com/480302148


Synopsis

The Casteless Collective is a protest music band from Chennai, South India, playing an exciting mix of folk music and Gaana art coming from North Chennai’s slum area, combined with modern musical styles of rap and rock. Dealing with social issues that Indian society prefers not to look at: the still existing caste discrimination, the ‘untouchables’, and the oppression of women, LGBTQI+ people and those from underprivileged and marginalised backgrounds, as represented by the band members themselves.
The film shows the young band’s powerful attempt to break cultural stigmas, and joins their journey towards an Indian future of casteless mentality and reality.

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Completion Year

2020


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