Moji Riba

Moji Riba, Film-maker and cultural anthropologist, Arunachal Pradesh

Moji Riba is a filmmaker and cultural activist from Arunachal Pradesh and recipient of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise (Associate Laureate). Rolex recognized Moji for ‘helping to preserve and document the rich cultural heritage of India’s Arunachal Pradesh. He is one among only four Indians to have received this award.

As founder Executive Director of the Centre for Cultural Research & Documentation, he has been engaged in understanding how tribes in the region are adapting to the processes of cultural change; using film screenings, outreach programs in schools and colleges, workshops, cross-regional dissemination of films, photo-documentation and exhibitions, scholarships, research and filming. Currently, he has to his credit the making of over 30 documentaries that look at issues from a culture-centered perspective.

He is also Head, Department of Mass Communication, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar that he helped establish.

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