A group of young women in rural India are being trained to make videos. When they turn their cameras on their everyday lives, we get an unprecedented view of life as it is lived today in many Indian villages. But this is also an uplifting film which tells the extraordinary story of how these women are using video cameras to help themselves challenge traditional ways of life and transform their lives.
“A remarkable film” – Rageh Omaar
“a brilliant example of the edifying power of research through film” – AHRC jury
“unpatronising and bold…genuinely innovative and progressive…compelling viewing” – MIA jury
With many thanks to Worldview Development Fund and Al Jazeera English for financial assistance in the making of this film
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What happened after the filming of Village Tales
Screenings of the film to women’s self-help groups throughout Tamil Nadu in February 2020