Community Media and Social Justice

Film Screening and Discussion
 with Stalin K.
(Community Media Activist from Gujarat, India)

the event is free and open to the public

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Thursday, Nov 17, 6pm
Building 200, Room 202, History Corner
450 Serra Mall, Stanford University
Friday, Nov 18, 6pm
 2040 Valley Life Sciences Bldg. (VLSB)
University of California, Berkeley

Join us for an evening with Stalin K., one of the founders of the Drishti Media Collective and a key spokesperson for the movement to democratize India’sStalin K. airwaves.

Stalin K. will speak  on the following topics:
  • Activism in the areas of  literacy, mass popular education and women's empowerment
  • Video Volunteers - making films, making a difference
  • Community media and the struggle for social justice

Lesser Humans / Venth ChethaLesser Humans / Venth Chetha
(59 min. Gujarati with English Subtitles. 1998)

50 years of Independence have not changed the lives of the Bhangis in Gujarat, who even today continue the profession prescribed to them by the caste system - manually disposing human excreta. This film investigates the factors responsible for the continuance of this often banned inhuman practice.

Gujarat, a work in progress Gujarat, a Work in Progress
(35 min. Hindi and Gujarati with English Subtitles. 2002)

This film through interviews with survivors reconstructs the systematic carnage unleashed on the minorities in Ahmedabad from 28th February 2002 onwards. The film is a work in progress and was put together to be submitted to the National Human Rights Commission when it first visited Gujarat in the third week of March 2002. 


Friends of South Asia

Indian Muslim Council - USA
Association for India's Development, Bay Area
The Asian Religions and Cultures Initiative (ARC)/India, Stanford University
Department of Religious Studies, Stanford University
Shorenstein Asia/Pacific Research Center at the Institute of International Studies, Stanford University
South Asian Law Students Association, UC Berkeley
Center for South Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Townsend Center - Muslim Identities and Cultures Working Group, UC Berkeley
Film Studies Program at UC Berkeley