Digital Inclusion

The Coscars: VV’s First Community Video Award Ceremony

 
/ September 6, 2009

It’s 6:32 pm. The people are just gathering in. There’s an excitement in the air in anticipation of the first community video oscars or “Coscars”. Stalin and Jessica are up on stage – they seem as excited to be able to give the awards as the producers are about getting...

CV Camp Update : India Producers Skype with Brazil Producers

 
/ August 31, 2009

One night at the Camp, the Community Producers from India had a skype videoconference with VVs’ Producers from Brazil. Alexandra Pinschmidt, a Masters Candidate in International Development from Drake University and VV Intern, writes about this unique exchange between Community Producers living tens of thousands of miles apart. One of...

CV camp update : Interview with Stalin about the creative camera workshop

 
/ August 31, 2009

Dalia, a Croatian student studying at Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication in Pune, was one of the 8 volunteers who got a scholarship to attend the camp in exchange for volunteering. She blogs about her experiences and her interview with our director Stalin K. All I can say is...

Video Volunteers Celebrates Successful Community Video Camp

 
/ August 28, 2009

“You mean to say that sending the email is free?! I don’t have to pay for it?” Laxmi was amazed that there is no equivalent on the Internet to paying for a postage stamp to send a letter. The first twenty minutes of this workshop on digi-activism being held in...

MTV Iggy and Community Video Coming Together

 
/ April 17, 2009

Video Volunteers has partnered with MTV Iggy to produce videos in Kashmir about life in the refugee camps of Jammu. Here’s a link to one of the videos, about a boy who watched his entire family be slaughtered: MTV iggy is a new channel/show of MTV that is focused on...

Interview: Shaarda, Community Producer of Apna Malak Maa

 
/ March 20, 2009

In early 2008 six teachers perpetrated a series of rapes against female Dalit students at a teacher-training college outside of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. In reaction, Apna Malak Ma’s latest video magazine focused on local instances of violence against women. Community Producer Sharda, a 20 year old Dalit girl from Siyani village,...

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...

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...