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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

50 million affected by Arsenic Poisoning in West Bengal

 
/ March 8, 2017

As rural West Bengal’s residents die of poisoning, the local administration claims they have no knowledge of the problem in the area Everyday Jahema Bewa has to trudge miles through muddy fields to get drinking water. While there are deep tubewells in her village, Jahema and others in her village...

Let our love abide: Bismarque Dias

 
/ December 10, 2015

“Be Kind, Live Kind…together we can make a difference.” This video is a tribute to Bismarque Dias, his fiery spirit, and his unending love for his Mother, Goa. In his early days, Bismarque spent his time as a priest inspiring young people across Goa to voice their opinions and concerns....

Gearing up for India’s largest Community Media Gathering

 
/ September 24, 2015

If you are based in Goa – or excited enough about the community movement in India to travel from far to see it up close – we invite you to come join the fun.

You are Invited to India’s largest Community Media Gathering

 
/ September 21, 2015

Dear Members of the Media, What will 150 people armed with cell-phone cameras and trained in documentation, storytelling and video journalism be doing, from 29 September through 4 October in Goa? And why will film-star Abhay Deol be joining them on their final evening? This is to invite you to come and find out: at...

61 families suffer due to lack of anaganwadi facilities

 
/ March 7, 2017

An Anganwadi center in a village is one of the essential most institutions in a rural setting to ensure a healthy, educated and aware child and mother. However, this village in Bisungarh district of Jharkhand, home to over at least 61 mothers worry that their children are denied the benefits of...

Is India really Independent?

 
/ August 15, 2015

“Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge… At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” – Jawaharlal Nehru On 15th August 2015, India celebrates 69th year of...

Women lead the battle to ban alcohol in rural India

 
/ August 7, 2015

As dusk falls across the village of Paraghat in Chhattisgarh, women from the community gather around in large groups. Armed with long sticks and whistles, they walk around inspecting every corner for suspicious activities. This daily vigil has become an integral part of making sure that no one consumes alcohol...

Studying in Fear

 
/ March 7, 2017

Agara Village, Bhatiagarh, Madhya Pradesh | Aartibai Valmiki The gaping cracks in this school building have filled the hearts of teachers, students and their parents. But in the absence of any other school in the vicinity, children continue coming here, putting their lives at risk to get an education. It...