Singing Pictures - Women Painters of Naya


2005 / 45 minutes

Directed by
Lina Fruzzetti Ákos Östör
Country of production
United States

For generations the Patua (Chitrakara) communities of West Bengal have been painters and singers of stories depicted in scrolls. The film follows the daily lives of Muslim Patua women from Naya villages near Kolkata, which have formed a scroll painters' cooperative.

Language and subtitles
Original Language with English Subtitles
South Asia
Material Culture Art / Artists / Artisans Music / Ethnomusicology