Contact Expedition

Film of a government contact mission to the Jarawa. Until 1998, the Jarawa resisted contact with the Indian settlers who now occupy their islands, and there were frequent violent clashes. The Indian authorities organised contact expeditions in an attempt to ‘pacify’ the Jarawa. Such contacts were largely uncontrolled, and put both sides at great risk. Survival campaigned for such trips to be stopped.

Tribes: the Jarawa