- Minorities, Lifestyle, Docu-Drama, Culture, and Anthropology
Indigo is a witness of the presence of these cultures before their extinction, a reflection on the life, a reflection on our own identity. The film and photography are two splendid supports to leave prints for our future generations and to find a connection with our old Occidental cultures. Because of them we can learn the truth about ourselves. It is impossible to understand the present and to imagine the future without exploring our past as well as returning to our roots.
Indigo also shows, through the life of these people, the way in which the government respects the ethnic minorities. China and the Viêtnam initially, which protect these minorities because they represent an asset for the tourism instead of Laos then, which off-set them or drive out to sell their grounds to foreign investors; Myanmar, which offers only one dubious future to its minorities of where ethnic people are mainly Christian; Thailand finally, which always refuses its nationality, their rights.
- Show treatment
The dramaturgy of the Indigo film will be organized due to a chronological structure which corresponds to the evolution of the life of the characters. Their habits and lifestyle are connected with rice plantation and harvest. These activities determine their day by day existence.
The filming will take enough time to show in detail the way these people live and behave on a daily basis. The spectators will have the feeling that they are a part of these high hills minorities.
The first part of the film will be devoted to the omnipresence and the power of nature. Dialogues with simple questions about the life, dreams, the culture and the traditions. The characters will turn directly to the spectator, to share their feelings and their stories.
Deforestation, changes brought by modernization and different religion will visible in the background and will be always present in the movie. We will work mainly showing the signs indicating the advancement of the loss of their traditional habitat, the re localisation of the villages, the displacement of the population by certain governments, the tourists, the presence of police officers, etc.
The sound of the their environment will play an important part in the movie - gibbons, the forest, rivers, cocks, villages, voices…
The decline of their culture will appear particularly in the second part of the film through the soundsin the villages and in the rice plantations we can hear their saint songs as well as the sounds of engines or generators. The sounds of nature will be particularly emphasized during the scenes proceeding in the fields, in the forest, the river, in particular through the songs of birds, cries of animals, sou nds of flowing water etc.
There will be light sounds of whispering or sung prayers played on the nature sequence. Just as on plans of deserted villages and in ruins we will hear the noises of the villagers as if the inhabitants still lived there.
- in production
- Running time
- 90, 120 or 40 minutes
- William Gagnadoux ... Director
- Prod. Co.
- Years of Production
- As soon as possible
- China, Laos, Myanmer, Vietnam and Thailand
- Different dialect
- English, French
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