A surprisingly uplifting look at the Madurai Central Crematorium, Mayana Kurippugal follows Dalit workers tasked with performing the final rites for those who are unable to afford a funeral. Some may see this as a thankless task, but the workers keenly understand the importance and uniqueness of their day-to-day responsibilities.
Amudhan RP is part of Marupakkam (the Otherside), a media-rights group based in Madurai that, among other things, produces issue-based documentaries, trains activists to produce videos, and dubs English documentaries into Tamil. The filmmaker’s previous work, Shit, has been widely used in campaigns against manual scavenging.
Amudhan RP, Madhavan P
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