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.
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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/
Source: stalin interview mari marcel thekaekara – Google Search
Address : www.dalits.nl/pdf/mmt120511e.pdf
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Video Volunteers is an international media organization empowering the voices of the world’s unheard communities. Its mission is to empower the world’s poorest citizens to right the wrongs they witness by becoming players in the global media revolution. Video Volunteers provides disadvantaged communities with journalistic, critical thinking and creative skills, teaching people to articulate and share their perspectives on the issues that matter to them – on a local and a global scale.
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