Thursday, August 4, 2016

Announcing the 2nd Jai Chandiram Memorial Fellowship

IAWRT India is very happy to announce that the 2nd Jai Chandiram Memorial Fellowship, 2016 has been awarded to Debjani Mukherjee. Her project is titled The Dotted Lines - Bhuri Bai - the Bhil Artist. The jury citation states that her project "goes beyond the issues, concerns and artistic expressions of women located in urban areas, Debjani's project places at its centre, the art and voice of an adivasi artist. A woman who both, documents her own life and dreams through traditional Bhil paintings, while at the same time addressing complex socio-cultural issues in her environment that touch upon gender, child labor, community beliefs, myths, animal sacrifice, social disparity and tensions inherent between village and urban life. Debjani seeks to pull together this broad canvas through an animated documentary film, which makes the project particularly inspirational."

Congratulations Debjani!