1. Theru Koothu

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    from Thomas Riccio / Added

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    Theru Koothu is a 2000 year old dance/theatre folk tradition still practiced today in Tamil Nadu, southern India. Both sacred and profane, ritual and entertainment, the performance begin after 9pm and continue until dawn. In this video, shot in February 2013, the Koothu troupe performs sections of the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata to console a family and to end their 15 day mourning period.

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    • Koothu

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      from Kannan Arunasalam / Added

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      During the 1980s, a team of doctors led by Dr Sivarajah discovered an increasing number of cases of leprosy in the village of Kartupolam in Jaffna, northern Sri Lanka. This video portrait tells the story of how community medicine and "koothu", a kind of traditional street theatre, helped the community overcome ignorance and isolation. Koothu, kerosene and paper: portraits of resilience, expression and survival about the people of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Shot and cut by Kannan Arunasalam "Iley, illey" song written by Reverend P. Joshua Sivagnanam and performed by P. Kalaivani Thank you to everyone from the Kartupolam community and Kaveri Kala manram, especially Priya and Palani for sharing their stories, Dr N. Sivarajah, Reverend P. Joshua Sivagnanam, and Dr Preman Jayaratnam Must mention Sweta "equipment girl" Velpillay, Nagalingam Arunasalam, Kethasarma Ledchumanasarma and Prashan Thalayasingam Supported by http://groundviews.org

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      • Wilbur Bhaskaran

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        from Laxman Koushik / Added

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        dont see it......

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