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Muttu Kumar

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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Muttu Kumar, a postcard seller and tour guide from Hampi, India. He was 18 years old at the time of the shoot.

Despite leaving school at age twelve due to financial constraints, Muttu Kumar speaks Hindi, Kannada, English, and a fair bit of French. These skills are central to his work as a tour guide and postcard salesman in Hampi, India where the architectural achievements of the Vijaynagar Empire have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. He works to support himself and his family, who live in a village two miles from the town.

This video was produced by Srikumar Venkatraman, Ruhie Kumar, Deepa Bhat, Meghna Madhusudan, Rahul V. Chittella, Vishal Gupta, Akash Mohimen, Omkar Parab, Abhishek, Zainab Burmawala, Brijesh Matalia, Nagyaraj, Bassappa, and Meera Sankar.

For more information, please visit globallives.org.


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In this clip, Muttu begins to walk from the bus stop to the open ground, where his friends are currently playing cricket. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Muttu Kumar, a postcard seller and tour guide from Hampi, India. He was 18 years old at the time of the shoot. Despite leaving school at age twelve due to financial constraints, Muttu Kumar speaks Hindi, Kannada, English, and a fair bit of French. These skills are central to his work as a tour guide and postcard...
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In this clip, Muttu sits at the Hemakutta Hill as the crew tries to figure out an alternative to the sudden problems in the microphone. Muttu talks to his colleauges. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Muttu Kumar, a postcard seller and tour guide from Hampi, India. He was 18 years old at the time of the shoot. Despite leaving school at age twelve due to financial constraints, Muttu Kumar speaks Hindi, Kannada, English, and a fair bit of French. These skills are central...
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In this clip, Muttu reaches the Rama guest house and sits to watch some television along with his friends. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Muttu Kumar, a postcard seller and tour guide from Hampi, India. He was 18 years old at the time of the shoot. Despite leaving school at age twelve due to financial constraints, Muttu Kumar speaks Hindi, Kannada, English, and a fair bit of French. These skills are central to his work as a tour guide and postcard salesman in Hampi,...
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In this clip, Muttu & Satya walk in the bazaar street and then go to the Rama Guest House (where Muttu stays) for a cold drink. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Muttu Kumar, a postcard seller and tour guide from Hampi, India. He was 18 years old at the time of the shoot. Despite leaving school at age twelve due to financial constraints, Muttu Kumar speaks Hindi, Kannada, English, and a fair bit of French. These skills are central to his work as a tour guide and...
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In this clip, Muttu reaches Hampi village once again and goes to the cyber cafe where he spends time with his friend, chatting. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Muttu Kumar, a postcard seller and tour guide from Hampi, India. He was 18 years old at the time of the shoot. Despite leaving school at age twelve due to financial constraints, Muttu Kumar speaks Hindi, Kannada, English, and a fair bit of French. These skills are central to his work as a tour guide and...
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In this clip, Muttu wakes up from his sleep as it gets heated due to the sun. He goes and sits under a tree's shade for a while. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Muttu Kumar, a postcard seller and tour guide from Hampi, India. He was 18 years old at the time of the shoot. Despite leaving school at age twelve due to financial constraints, Muttu Kumar speaks Hindi, Kannada, English, and a fair bit of French. These skills are central to his work as a tour guide and...
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