Wancho Animation Workshop 2021

The next phase of The Stories of Our Ancestors was to invite some media students and professionals to join the project to interpret The Wancho Story of The Gourd for the format of animated film. The ethical questions of adapting indigenous oral narrative for the medium of animation are at the forefront of the research. As we navigate the tensions and compromises…

The Stories of Our Ancestors Blog

The project is to record, document, translate and study the folklore of selected tribal communities in India. These stories are the indigenous myths and remembered histories: the tales of origination, migration, territorial conflict and community belonging. It is vital to record and preserve the stories that are at the root of community identities, and to make the material accessible to readers in…