VILLAGE TALES2021-02-26T21:52:20+00:00


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

Executive Producer
Gillian McCredie

Location Interpreter
Jayasree Solomon

Shival Sandru

Praneeth Meesala
Mourya Meesala
Aneetha Kanukolanu

Johnny Burke

Sue Sudbury

Audio Network

Post-Production Sound
Gary Hayton

Filmed, produced and directed by
Sue Sudbury

What happened after the filming of Village Tales

Screenings of the film to women’s self-help groups throughout Tamil Nadu in February 2020