Issues – Information – Inspiration
Community media isn’t just informative, it’s now entertaining! Video Volunteers' first webshow "On the Ground" is an exciting 10 minutes of expert information, dynamic visuals, and stories from our IndiaUnheard Community Correspondents, who are living the issues they report on.
The show focuses on our recently launched campaign demanding that the government implement Article 17 of the Constitution of India, which criminalizes practices of untouchability. We deconstruct the reality of untouchability and the caste system in India, and offer actions that can be taken by ordinary citizens to produce impact in the most extraordinary ways. Join Bollywood actor Purab Kohli and VV director Stalin K On the Ground.
Enjoy the show and show your support to ending Untouchability once and for all by signing the ARTICLE 17 petition here.
VV's work against Untouchability has been in the media a lot recently:
Watch Stalin K discuss caste and his documentary on untouchability on the landmark episode "Dignity For All" of cable television talk show Satyamev Jayate hosted by Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan here.
Read Stalin K's powerful blog on his personal experiences as an activist working against caste discrimination in India, featured in the impact section of The Huffington Post here.
Read About Video Volunteers efforts in trying to document caste discrimination in India in PRI's "The World".
Tehelka covers Video Volunteers' ARTICLE 17 campaign here.
The Dawn, Karachi on how India's maginalized turn video journalists to bridge the information gap. Read here.
If you ask Video Volunteers’ Community Correspondent Bideshini Patel to rate her childhood on a scale of 1-10, she would probably give it a negative marking due to the neglect and abuse she faced. But if you ask her to evaluate her professional life as an impactful journalist, resolving basic...