Seminars and Events

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Premiere Screening of Abotani
The Abotani film is based on a story from Arunachal Pradesh
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Prayag Event, New Delhi 2007
The Adivasi Arts Trust received an Award for Preserving and Promoting Culture
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Tribal Animation Film Festival, NEHU

The first international Tribal Animation Film Festival to take place in North East India was a three day event from 1-3 March 2019, organised by the Department of Anthropology, North-Eastern Hill University in Shillong, Meghalaya, at the Old Guest House on the NEHU campus. 

Tribal Animation Film Festival in Shillong Meghalaya

Heartland Stories Bhopal Literature and Art Festival

January 12 2019, Tribal Art – John Bowles + Geeta Wolf + Tara Douglas + Anubhav  Nath + Bhaju Shyam

Tales of the Tribes at Consultation with Tribal Research Institutes

Presentation by Dr Tara Douglas at the Consultation with Tribal Research Institutes, organised by Ministry of Tribal Affairs in Bhubaneshwar,  9 May 2018.

Tribal Research Institute Consultation

Revisiting the Philosophy of Verrier Elwin: A Seminar at SOAS

25 January 2018, Room 116, Main Building, SOAS University of London, Russell Square

A forum to discuss Verrier Elwin’s life and work, with a focus on his philosophy for tribal development and his understanding of tribal culture.  Turning to today, we can ask: are Elwin’s ideas still relevant? How can tribal people represent themselves in the post-colonial context and make their knowledge relevant to global environmental concerns?

Film Studies Summer School 2017, Kohima Institute, Nagaland

Session 6: 8.30am-11am 16 August 2017, Animation by Dr Tara Douglas

Tales of the Tribes: Animation as a Tool for Indigenous Representation

Presentation by Dr Tara Douglas at Rasaja Foundation, 23 September 2016, 6.00pm-8.00pm

Premiere Screening of Abotani, the short animated story from Arunachal Pradesh

The Premiere Screening of the Abotani film, a story based on folklore of Central Arunachal Pradesh, took place on 29 October 2015, at the auditorium at Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.

The Chief Guest was Hon Governor, Shri Rajkhowa and Mrs Rajkhowa.  Other guests were Shri Tama Mibang, Vice-Chancellor, RGU; Dr K.K. Chakravarty (retired IAS), and Paolo Polesello (Associate Producer of the film)

Premiere Screening in Arunachal Pradesh

Book Launch: Tales of the Tribes, folklore from nagaland

The launch of the book titled Tales of the Tribes, Folklore from Nagaland, put together as a collaborative project with Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) in New Delhi.  The launch took place at India International Centre, New Delhi on 27 December 2015.

For more information see here.

Book Launch Tales of the Tribes Folklore from Nagaland

Event to Celebrate the Art and Culture of North East India at the Nehru Centre

An evening  to celebrate the cultures of North East India organised by Adivasi Arts Trust at the Nehru Centre on 27 August 2014, 8 South Audley Street, London W1

The programme included a presentation by Tara Douglas of the Sikkim animation project, and a screening of the film Nye Mayel Kyong and two short documentaries about the making of Abotani (Arunachal Pradesh).

Is this still India? Music and Musical Instruments from the North-East of India, a presentation by Rolf Killus.

Art demonstration by Radha Binod Sharma from Manipur.

NehruCentre 1014 Event to Celebrate the Art and Culture of North East India

Tales of the Tribes: Animation as a Tool for Indigenous Representation

Presentation by Tara Douglas at OurMedia:  Diverse Communities, Diverse Media .  Conference, 21-25 July 2014, Goroka University, Papua  New Guinea.


OurMedia: Diverse Communities, Diverse Media

Seminar on Art Education, Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi

Presentation at the Seminar on Art Education at Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi on 19 January 2014.

Seminar on Art Education Lalit Kala Academi

Presentation of the Tales of the Tribes project at Mussoorie Writers Mountain Festival

Tara Douglas gave a presentation and screening of films from the Tales of the Tribes project  at the Mussoorie Writers Mountain Festival held at Woodstock School, Mussoorie, 15 November 2013.

Tales of the Tribes at Mussoorie Writers Mountain Festival