AKHRA TEAM

Meghnath and Biju Toppo belong to Akhra, a group working in the field of culture and communication in Jharkhand.

Akhra is a pioneering group that has been making films on the indigenous people’s issues since 1995. They have produced many award winning films which took up burning issues related to the indigenous people’s survival.

Meghnath is an activist working in Jharkhand for last 25 years. He has been an active participant in many struggles against destructive development. As a film maker he tries to document voices that remain unheard. Currently, he is a teacher of Mass Communication at St. Xaviers College, Ranchi.

Biju Toppo is one of the first Adivasi film makers to have effectively used the camera and new media technologies to represent the point of view of the indegenous community of the country, which is largely unseen in the ‘mainstream’ media.