The prohibitive ‘citation’ rules adopted by Wikipedia that inevitably exclude these vital ‘oral’ knowledge had irked many people particularly in Asia and Africa where oral tradition not written knowledge is the norm.

An India author Achal Prabhala frustrated by the rules said if Wikipedia purports to collect the “sum of all human knowledge,” in the words of one of its founders, Jimmy Wales, that, by definition, means more than printed knowledge.

Mr Prabhala then embarked on making a documentary film, ironically funded by Wikimedia Foundation that runs the Wikipedia site – criticizing the ‘citation’ rules.

The documentary “People Are Knowledge: Exploring alternative methods of citation on Wikipedia” is available below.