A band of displaced untouchables in Western Ghats of India embrace Buddhism in order to escape from caste oppression. Papilio Buddha explores the life of a group of displaced Dalits in the Western Ghats of India and probes the new identity politics based on Ambedkarism, gaining momentum among the Dalits in the region, in the milieu of an ongoing land struggle.
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This film was initially banned in India due to its criticism of Gandhi. It was only allowed release once speeches against the Mahatma were muted or blurred. Read More