Abhilekh Nagar

Diploma Project Tai Phake – An Animation Film
Dr. Shilpa Das

Ford Foundation

Tai Phake is the branch of the great Tai race that entered Assam in the latter half of the 18th century. Even with its microscopic population, the Tai Phake take pride in having retained their culture including their language, customs, costumes, residence style, arts, religion and identity since the very beginning. Unfortunately, the future is uncertain and looms large as the world today races to overwhelm and strip everything from its pristine form. This film intended to document this tribe in an attempt to create awareness, interest and appreciation of the tribe, which in turn would recognise and acknowledge the efforts they are putting in to save their culture.