Cobra Gypsies

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Director

Raphael Treza

Synopsis

In northern India, lives a nomad people of dancers and musicians, their names means "those who love the snakes".They are one of the most iconic tribe of the gypsies from Rajasthan : the Kalbeliyas.
Raphael Treza, director and musician went to meet with this mythical tribe to discover their unique culture and reveals portraits on a traditional and com temporary musical background. We leave with Surumnath in the desert in search of a cobra which he sells the venom. We follow the production of wood charcoal with Biram's family and we discover the various jobs of the kalbeliyas , such as shepherd, dance teacher or horse trainer. We participate to a wild honey hunting with an unconventional method and we discover the intimacy of kabelliyas customs though a wedding and a funeral. We follow the children of a caste of gypsies who are antelope hunters in search of their lost camel. We also observe the technique of gypsies to find a rare and poisonous lizard, the Fucan and then we'll see what happens during a Kalbeliyan festival where no camera had filmed this before.This film combines adventure, nature, culture and reveals the unique beauty of the original people of the Gypsy culture.

Producer

Journey Diary

Awards

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