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.

Empty

Empty

EMPTY

Music, lyrics and video by Andrew Garton Performed by Andrew Garton (Melbourne), Cesare Cassarino (Johannesburg), Roy MacGregor (Cape Town), Alex Bozas (Cape Town), Simone White (Sydney), Rachel Byrnes, Kate Chinnick, Tony Nirta and Ian Dixon (Melbourne).

Produced by At Nel in Johannesburg.

Filmed on location in India for Ocean in a Drop, a film by Andrew Garton in collaboration with the Digital Empowerment Foundation.

Cameras – Jary Nemo, Rohit Dhall, Mubeen Siddiqui, Andrew Garton

Special thanks – Osama Manzar, Cathy Chen, Ravi Guria and Jasbir Lohiya without whom this shoot would not have been possible.

Empty is a single release available on https://andrewgarton.bandcamp.com, iTunes and Spotify.