Gunjan Singh is a community correspondence for India Unheard. She is from Varanasi. According her India Unheard will be a network of community reporters and here we will discuss different issue and also suggest measures.
Photo: courtesy videovolunteers.org
A fascinating project is currently under way. Spreading it’s message all over India, is a campaign against untouchability run by Video Volunteers, a unique effort to get a community to document and showcase its own problems to bring them to the notice of the World. The originality lies in the way the campaign is being conducted.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara (May 11, 2012)
[…] People involved in Dalit activism are familiar with Stalin K, film maker and creator of ‘Lesser Humans’, the most brilliant film yet made on the balmiki community, about a decade ago. I phoned Stalin to find out more about the new project featuring young marginalized people who were making videos about untouchability practices across India. The project was launched, appropriately, on April 14th 2012, Ambedkar Jayanti. […]
Someone has to be answerable. The District Collector, and officials in charge. I would like to see a situation where the Collector is held accountable, He or she is after all the custodian of the Constitution. Our idea is to try and disconnect the everyday untouchability practices from their anthropological and sociological moorings and try to see them for what they are – an offence.” […]
“Video Volunteers is made up of excluded people – Dalits, Muslims, Adivasi and women. All of them come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. […]
It’s a bold innovative campaign. Surely a few steps forward in this decades old fight for a human existence. We wish them luck in this important and epic battle for dignity and justice.
For more information on Stalin K. and Video Volunteers, visit http://stalink.wordpress.com/about/video-volunteers/
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Video Volunteers (VV) is working to create an alternative media landscape in which thousands of people around the world, living in slums and villages, are producing high quality video content that brings awareness to communities and empowers them to take action.
We create models of sustainable, locally owned media, and devise training programs that give communities the journalism, critical thinking and creative skills to run them
Source: About VideoVolunteers
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