‘India Untouched – Stories of a People Apart’ is a comprehensive look at untouchability. Director Stalin spent four years traveling the length and breadth of the country to expose the continued oppression of Dalits, ‘the broken people’, who suffer under a 4,000-year-old religious system.
It exposes the continuation of caste practices and untouchability in Sikhism, Christianity and Islam, and even amongst the Communists in Kerala. Dalits themselves are not let off the hook. Spanning eight states and four religions,’India Untouched’ will make it impossible for anyone to deny that untouchability continues to be practiced in India. In an age where the media projects only one image of “rising” or “poised” India, this film reminds us how far the country is from being an equal society. Traveling through eight states and four religions, this film is a serious exploration of caste oppression.