Gone to Pat


Reserve Gone to Pat

Producer: Mainak Bhaumik
Year Released: 2005
Format: DVD
Copies Available: 1
Length: 30 minutes
Color Format: Black and White


They practice a form of painting called "pat"- richly colored storyboards on scrolls that reflect the ancient myths of their Indian culture. This art form is transmitted from generation to generation- the subjects and styles of the paintings simply changing over the years, encompassing what is culturally appealing at the time. Myths are now being replaced by news stories and social sunbjects, such as domestic abuse and environmental issues. While keeping religious and folk myths alive, the pats have taken on a new purpose: to raise social awareness. ID:SA160