Where: Manipur is a state in northeastern India, comprising just 8,621 square miles. Separated by mountains, it is perhaps the least “Indian” of the Indian states, and its struggle for independence is an ongoing divisive political issue.
Why we went there: Actually, we didn’t go there (yet) but worked with a highly respected colleague, Somi Roy, and a videographer [name]to capture indigenous games and holidays. In an isolated region they represent a cultural separateness in a time of homogenization.
Outcomes: to be determined
Surprises: Children have a special place in some holidays.