Module 3, Post 4 – Grassroots Cinema for Adivasis

After seeing March Point, i was impressed with the use of technology for expression as imagined by the indigenous youth. While searching for similar efforts in India, I came across ‘Video volunteers’ a project which aims to train tribal youth and children in the art of film making and encourages them to express their concerns and struggles.

A prominent example is the short video expressing the concerns about unwarranted mining and resultant displacement of the Santhal community seen here –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuIGDVv73Y0

About the programme – video volunteers –

http://www.videovolunteers.org/about/programs-and-projects/partners/

http://www.indiantribalheritage.org/?p=14746

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