In Search of Bidesia

65 mins
7.6 / 10 (125)


a musical documentary on Bhojpuri folk music that connects the history of indentured labour migration from the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to the last living musicians in these states, who are now struggling to ensure these songs of love and longing do not slip into oblivion.

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Simit Bhagat transports audiences through the wonders of Bhojpuri folk music, which is tied to the history of indentured migrant workers from the Bhojpur region. Featuring archival footage alongside personal testimonies, the poetic lyrics provide a truthful narration of painful memories and longing.

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