Raghav and Kiran

An illiterate but self-taught radio technician accidentally turned a wireless microphone into a transmitter. He began a pirate radio station in his village in Mansoorpur, India. Kiran had a university education and learned how to build solar panels and the circuits to power them. She fell in love with the barefoot broadcaster.

  • Duration: 19:20 mins
  • Director: Andrew Garton
  • Completed: October 2018
  • Tags: India, digital ethnography, radio, community, broadcasting, pirate radio, ICT4D
  • Download the book [PDF 2MB] – Right to Know – India’s internet Avant-garde.¬†Published by the Digital Empowerment Foundation and the Australia India Institute.
  • Purchase the Soundtrack – Music, field recordings and soundscapes

Produced with the assistance of the Digital Empowerment Foundation. A production of Secession/Films.