Films & Videos

Together they can: Empowering women in Karnataka

Funder:  International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Brief: This project aims to understand the barriers to economic empowerment of women inherent in societal systems and solutions to such barriers by looking through the lens of a collective action based programme in the rural areas of India. This research study evaluates the impacts of Mahila Samakhya on women’s economic empowerment in Bihar and Karnataka using Randomised Control Trial method and Ethnography. The project details are available here.

Total Running Time: 6 mins 08 secs

 

Chinna Chukki: Enhancing student experience in Karnataka through radio in Karnataka

Funder: Global Development Network (GDN)

Brief: A study on “Enhancing Quality through Technology Based Solutions: A Study of Radio and Audio Modes of Intervention in Elementary Schools of Karnataka” is presented here in this film. This study was a part of a 15 country project titled ‘Strengthening Institutions to Improve Public Expenditure Accountability’. The project, study and film are sponsored by Global Development Netowkr (GDN). The project details are available here.

Total Running Time: 5 mins 45 secs

 

Budgeting in a downturn: Lecture Series on Budget Issues

Funder: CBPS

Brief: Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS) conducts Lecture Series on Budget Issues. This is held at the Indian Institute of World Culture. These videos are from the 2nd lecture on State Budget issues, held on May 13, 2009.

Total Running Time: 69 mins 19 secs ( in 9 parts)

 

Aaya Vyaya – The Budget of Apna Pradesh

Funder: CBPS

Brief: A manual called “The Budget of Apna Pradesh” was published, explaining how state budgets in India work. Its main focus was the budget and how it can be used. The short film was made as a part of this manual in 2009 for greater reach and impact.

Total Running Time: 23 mins 03 secs (in 3 parts)

 

Local Self Governance at Jaisingpur, Kolhapur District – Part 1

Funder: Ford Foundation

Brief: This film was shot at Jaisingpur town in Kolhapur district relating to documenting existing practices of municipal governance and explore the role of elected representatives in municipal governance. This film is part of a project titled “Enhancing Capacity and Accountability in Urban Governance” (2006-08) funded by Ford Foundation. The film was produced by Ms. Swati Dandekar during the year 2007.

Total Running Time: 50 mins 26 secs (in 4 parts)

 

Niratha Nirantha: Reproductive Child Health and Budgets in Karnataka

Funder: John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation

Brief: This is a short film on Reproductive Child Health (RCH) services and the Panchayati Raj Institutions. It was a part of the project titled “Reproductive Child Health and Budgets in Karnataka”. It was produced by Mr. K. Suchendra Prasad in 2007.

Total Running Time: 34 mins 44 secs (in 4 parts)

 

Local Self Governance at Jaisingpur, Kolhapur District – Part 2

Funder: Ford Foundation

Brief: This film was shot at Jaisingpur town in Kolhapur district relating to documenting existing practices of municipal governance and explore the role of elected representatives in municipal governance. This film is part of a project titled “Enhancing Capacity and Accountability in Urban Governance” (2006-08) funded by Ford Foundation. The film was produced by Ms. Swati Dandekar during the year 2007.

Total Running Time: 50 mins 29 secs (in 7 parts)

 

A Story of a Municipality

Funder: CBPS

Brief: The 74th Amendment to the Constitution ushered in a new era in urban governance. Decentralisation became the paradigm for reforming and assessing governance practices in urban centres of India. The film is located in Karwar and gives a view of the working of its City Municipal Council (CMC) from within, at a time of crisis. It examines operational governance issues such as access to information, relationships within the CMC as well as those within the State, revenue generation, and the ability to engage with the complex processes of creating and maintaining public infrastructure. This is a study of the institution of democracy and self government in a small town from the point of view of the constraints, stresses and relationships that it must be contend with.

Total Running Time: 41 mins 03 secs

Kshamayaa Dharitri: Reproductive Child Health and Budgets in Karnataka

Funder: John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation

Brief: The film illustrates the role of elected representatives in arena of reproductive and child health care along with the steps for a proper maternal care. The film speaks of the role of transport at the time of maternal emergencies and the role elected representatives can play by offering financial assistance through the Village Panchayat. This film was widely screened and appreciated in the academic circles. It has also been extensively used for trainings by many NGOs working in the field of maternal health in Karnataka (e.g. Myrada). This film was also screened by the Doordarshan Bangalore station and other substations of Karnataka.

Total Running Time: 24 mins 36 secs (in 3 parts)

 

A Question of Equity: Expenditure on Education and Health at the Local Level

Funder: Brookings Institution

Brief: This documentary was made which focused on the ground level issues in the Health and Education sector that can potentially affect the expenditure pattern. The study analysed the district level (Zilla Panchayat) expenditures in the areas of Health and Education. The study also analysed the views of people at the offices (elected representatives and officers) to elicit their views and issues related to utilization of funds in the Health and Education sector. The documentary was also screened at Brookings Institution.

Total Running Time: 50 mins 07 secs (in 7 parts)