Information and Communication Resources at Kriti Docushop: April 2009

Dear Friends,
April 2009 was a month of spring cleaning at the Kriti team, along with managing several challenges amidst several new exciting experiences.
The month was marked by important days some of which we celebrated in solidarity with others and Earth Day was marked by interactions with school students and the screening of 11th Hour at the American Centre…

7 World Health Day
12 National Street Theatre Day
14 Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
18 World Heritage Day
22 World Earth Day
26 Chernobyl Disaster Anniversary
28 World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Our volunteers have been busy with exams so the selection here this month is selective, even though there are several other resources to share with you. We will share more in the coming months…We look forward to hearing from you as you access what we can offer!



The Ghost Of The Mountains (Children’s Book)
by Sujatha Padmanabhan
The residents of Ang, a small village in the Himalayan mountains in Ladakh, wakes up one morning to find an unusual visitor in their midst. The villagers are angry, very angry, and threaten to kill the visitor. A young lad of the village is the only one who feels that the visitor must be spared. What can he possibly do? Read the Book to find out.

Pehli Kithab (Hindi)
by Gorakhpur Film society
A publication by Gorakhpur film society, this book looks at ten great filmmakers from Abbas Kiyarusthami and Kurosawa to Charlie Chaplin and Satyajit Ray.

Andolith Bharath
by Kendriya Hindi Sansthan
A quarterly magazine by the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, provides an update on the people’s movement in India.


A Body that will Speak
by Sukanya Sen and Pawas Bisht (30min, English)
A filmmaker, a university student, an entrepreneur and a radio jockey. Women, who feel hungry, eat, grow fat and feel anxious about it. A film about not being perfect. A film about the never ending attempts to make the body "speak for the self in a meaningful and powerful way." A journey to move beyond disorders and discover the real women battling the fantasies around and within them

Buru Garra
by Shriprakash
Poignant stories of a tribal journalist and a poet in Jharkhand, and how they express themselves through the new form and medium of self-resurrection of tribal identity and culture.

Gaubolombe – Our Island
by Kaushik Gupta Ray
A film on the Onge tribe of the Andaman Islands who are the last living embodiments of creating sustainable models of environmental management.

Mere Desh Ki Dharti
by Sumit Khanna (60 mins)
In our effort to achieve food security, have we compromised on food safety? The film investigates the impact of pesticides as it enters the food chain.

Village Of Dust, City Of Water
by Sanjay Barnela
A film that negotiates the rough terrain of water use and misuse across India.


By Ajay Bhardwaj (65 mins, Original Language)
This film is about the efforts of a federation of tribal women’s organizations and the tribal people of Dasmantpur, Orissa to push back the limits of human endeavor and overcome the crippling poverty of their lives.

by Akanksha Joshi (60 mins, English)
In a canvass spread over four decades, a banyan tree, on the banks of the lake Chilika, silently whispers tales of the lake and her fisher folk. From the times when there was no export bazaar to the time when there maybe no lake.

Note: This mailer has been put together with the support of Arun, Kriti team volunteer.

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