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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India > Kerala > Wayanad
The Dalits displaced from Meppara their native land, shot in Wayanad, Kerala. In a pristine village in the Western Ghats of India, a group of landless people squatted in the govern ...

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Set in the milieu of an ongoing land struggle, the movie goes on to explore the new identity-based political uprising inspired by Ambedkarism that is gaining momentum among the Dal ...

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Shankaran taking Mark in search of the rare Papilio Buddha butterfuly in Wayanad, Kerala