January 2009

Turning Media Upside Down: the power of community-made media.

/ January 28, 2009

This post, written by VV’s Research Officer Namita Singh, was originally published in Samas Satellite on 26th January, 2009. The original post can be found here It is around nine in the night in a seemingly sleepy village in Gujarat, India. You can sense there is something different today. Instead...

Each Culture Should Communicate News Their Way

/ January 24, 2009

Yesterday I finished a field visit to one of the Community Video Units Video Volunteers has helped to set up, in rural Rajasthan, in villages outside Jodhpur. Rural Rajasthan is an incredibly colorful and culturally rich area, and so the “Community Video Unit” has lots of potential for great programming...

Slumdog Millionaire: Community Producers’ reality hits mainstream

/ January 15, 2009

I am truly surprised at the film that is on everyone’s mind right now and the fact that it happened to be shot just 30 minutes away from my home in Mumbai, India. Slumdog Millionaire is an energetic film with an interesting storyline and was shot entirely in two locations...