An Appeal For The Katkari
Produced by the Rainforest Information Centre ©2004
written, directed etc by
John Seed, Rajeev Kedkar & Neil Pike

The Katkari are amongst the poorest people in India. A disenfranchised Adavasi or tribal group, legislated more than a hundred years ago by the British as a "criminal tribe", they are largely landless and are enslaved in brickworks as bonded labour. Despite this, their spirit is strong. This 21 minute documentary examines their plight, looks at one group trying to help them (Academy of Development Science) and appeals to the international community to help change their lot. It features unique performances by several Katkari musician.