Breaking Barriers - The Casteless Collective
  • Year2019
  • Duration70 min

The Casteless Collective is a protest music band from Chennai, South India, playing an exciting mix of folk music and Gaana art coming from North Chennai’s slum area, combined with modern musical styles of rap and rock. Dealing with social issues that Indian society prefers not to look at: the still existing caste discrimination, the ‘untouchables’, and the oppression of women, LGBTQI+ people and those from underprivileged and marginalised backgrounds, as represented by the band members themselves. Director Maja Meiners joins them in their fight to change systematic persecution through music.


Click Here to watch a pre-recorded introduction from the director of the film, Maja Meiners. (UK audiences only)

  • Director(s): Maja Meiners
  • Producer(s): Maja Meiners
  • Country: India, Germany
  • Language: English, Tamil
  • Premiere status: International Premiere