Weaving a Social Enterprise

Weaving a Social Enterprise

Weaving a Social Enterprise

The ancient city of Chanderi, India, is home to four and a half-thousand cloth weavers. The city is consumed by the sound of looms. In a 15th century palace, a small group of weavers are breaking from tradition.

  • Duration: 27:52 mins
  • Director: Andrew Garton
  • Completed: October 2018
  • Tags: India, digital ethnography, weavers, 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.

A Challenge is a Joy

A Challenge is a Joy

A Challenge is a Joy

By August 2016 more than 170, Community Information Resource Centres were operating in 80 districts within 22 states in India. They provide Internet access where only radio has ever reached. Some of these centres are reaching beyond caste in spite of geographical and cultural challenges.

  • Duration: 39:37 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.

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.