Alfa Beta

2005, digital colour video with sound, 06min.,32sec

This video questions the representation of the northeast in mainstream India media as a deviant, exotic space where the people are violent and "uncivilized". They are marginalized as the ethnic "other". It reveals how representation legitimizes and privileges certain kinds of knowledge.

In the film there is a re appropriation of existing representation, putting them with their pre existing meanings into new ironic contexts. By exploiting the power of familiar images, the film denaturalize them and make visible their concealed codes that make them seem transparent and brings to fore their politics- the power they wield and the interests in which they operate.






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