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Scribbles on Akka [2000]

60 minutes | Format: 35mm
Language: Kannada/Hindi/English

Scribbles on Akka is a short film on the life and work of the 12th century saint poet, Mahadevi Akka. Her radical poems, written with the female body as a metaphor, have been composed and picturised in contemporary musical language.

Mahadevi, famed as Akka – elder sister, while leaving the domestic arena in search of God, also abandoned modesty and clothing. The film explores the meaning of this denial through the work of contem­porary artists and writers and testimonies of ordinary folks who nurtured her image through centuries in their folklores and oral literature.

A celebration of rebellion, feminity and legacy down nine hundred years.

National Award for Best Anthropological Film,2001

Best Script Award at Shanghai International Film Festival

IDPA Award

Script & Direction : Madhusree Dutta
Song Composition : Ilyaraja
Camera : Avijit Mukul Kishor, R V Ramani
Editing : Shyamal Karmakar
Background Music : Shantanu Maitra
Main Artistes : Seema Biswas, Sabitri Heisnam, Harish Khanna