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We are Not Your Monkeys
India • 5m 19s
Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • With Sambhaji Bhagat • 1996 • 5 minutes
We Are Not Your Monkeys is a music video that reworks the epic Ramayana story to critique the caste and gender oppression implicit in it. Sung by Sambhaji Bhagat and composed by Sambhaji, the late Daya Pawar and Anand Patwardhan, the music video opposes the systematic oppression and negation of basic human rights of the underclass, in the name of religion and culture.