Raghav and Kiran

Raghav and Kiran

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.

Rameshwar’s Soochna Seva

Rameshwar’s Soochna Seva

Rameshwar's Soochna Seva

In Bihar, on India’s border with Nepal, thousands of tribal villagers are unaware of Government benefits they are entitled to. Rameshwar Prasad is on an information crusade to make sure they are.

  • Duration: 22:06 mins
  • Director: Andrew Garton
  • Completed: October 2018
  • Tags: India, indigenous, digital ethnography, women, rural women, tribal, 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.

Wireless in Guna

Wireless in Guna

Wireless in Guna

Where once bandits roamed a one-eyed man maintains dizzying communication towers and women climb over walls to reach a computer class. Guna is home to an expansive wireless broadband network reaching communities in-spite considerable geographical challenges.

  • Duration: 16:18 mins
  • Director: Andrew Garton
  • Completed: October 2018
  • Tags: India, digital ethnography, women, rural women, 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.

Mighty Women of Muzaffarpur

Mighty Women of Muzaffarpur

Mighty Women of Muzaffarpur

With access to India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee website and a place to work it’s all Sanjay Sahni needs to mobilise the mighty women of Muzaffarpur.

  • Duration: 07:25 mins
  • Director: Andrew Garton
  • Completed: October 2018
  • Tags: India, digital ethnography, women, rural women, NREGA, 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.

Knowing You Knowing Me

Knowing You Knowing Me

Knowing You Knowing Me

Knowing You Knowing Me was part of Come Dance with Us, community dance workshops delivered by Ausdance Victoria supported by the City of Whittlesea. This project was also supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Two video pieces were commissioned with the intention to document two seperate workshops; Adults – Doreen and Mums and Bubs.

Facilitators: Sasha Leong and Katrina Rank (Ausdance Victoria)
Video production and Music: Andrew Garton