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Video Volunteers

Video Volunteers

Video Volunteers (VV) runs India's only reporting network that's focused exclusively on providing broad coverage from the poorest, most media-dark districts in India. We currently have 206 individuals trained across India's most diverse and marginalised communities, who all earn a living as a VV Community Correspondent (CC). Our goal is to grow our network to ensure India's poorest and most conflict-ridden districts have a video producer and news outlet.

Videos from Video

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Housing For All: I Want to Live in a Pucca House I India Loud &...

 
/ August 2, 2019

This week in India Loud & Clear we visit the country’s flagship housing scheme to see how close India is to pucca houses for all.

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How to survive India’s pensions I India Loud & Clear I Episode 1

 
/ July 30, 2019

What’s it’s like to be one of India’s 125 million elders and live your ageing days in extreme poverty?

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Sarhul | Living Cultures – Episode 4

 
/ July 29, 2019

The Tribes of Jharkhand and neighbouring states celebrate the pre-harvest festival, ‘SARHUL’, with great joy.

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Homkund Zatra – Walking on Fire | Living Cultures – Episode 3

 
/ July 29, 2019

The Homkund Zatra is a two day festival in Goa to honour goddess Lairai.

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Mourning in Mount Abu: Garasia Tribe | Living Cultures – Episode 2

 
/ July 19, 2019

The Garasia tribe believe that their God clawed out a lake in the mountain with his fingernails. The oldest inhabitants of Mount Abu immerse fingernails of their deceased loved ones in the Nakki Lake. The Garasia tribe is one of the most colourful and culturally rich communities in the desert...

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Women in Varanasi Take Charge of their Own Future

 
/ February 14, 2019

Shabnam Begum is dismantling patriarchy by helping women from a conservative society push boundaries and to study, work and to be treated as equal members of society.

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Families Displaced by Massanjore Dam Await Rehabilitation

 
/ February 12, 2019

Over six decades since they were displaced by the construction of the Massanjore Dam, 500 families continue to fight for compensation and rehabilitation.

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Ranjita Sinha’s Decade-long fight for Trans Rights

 
/ February 6, 2019

A member of the West Bengal Transgender Welfare Board, Ranjita Sinha has been working towards fighting prejudice and ensuring trans rights for the last decade.