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Set in north east India, a matrilineal tribe called the Khasis have lived here for centuries. Now a Khasi mens’ rights group want to change the system from a matrilineal one to patrilineal one.

The Hills Where Women Rule Documentary Teaser

 

The Hills Where Women Rule Teaser

 

 

This documentary, The Hills Where Women Rule, explores the complex society of the matrilineal Khasi people in Meghalaya, North East India, which places familial power on women, and its frictions with Khasi men’s rights group, the SRT. 

Under the matrilineal system, Khasi children take the mother’s clan name and youngest daughters receive all the family inheritance. 

But the SRT sees this to be the downfall of their culture, and the cause of men in their society turning to alcohol abuse. 

The Hills Where Women Rule is an exploration of this unique culture and how it has changed over time due to the influence of the outside world. It also explores the experiences of a diverse group of characters, who have all had Khasi society impact their lives.