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Benny is the director of the Chetna Media Institute in Trichur and is working on a doctoral dissertation on Malayalam cinema.

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<image no longer exists> Anand Vasantrao Kumare
I have a Bachelors degree in Mass Communication from Nagpur University. I am an aspiring Media Professional and I have spent three years in the local print media in Chandrapur. I have a vision, a dream for a different society and nation. Being in the media, I think gives me an opportunity to act towards this change. Being at a premier institute imparting media education was my dream. My genuine internal desire and external struggle finally led me to the Centre for Media and Cultural Studies of the TISS. For me, change is inevitable now!
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Ashwini Falnikar
I am a Mass Media graduate with journalism major. The journalist in me is driven by a fascination to explore complex relationships between people. Culture Studies offers a space to analyze these relationships.

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Karuna D’Souza
Film. Photography. Travel. Music. Curd rice. Rasam. Goan fish curry. Dabba Gosht. Development. Humour. Cotton. Pretty cotton. Colour. Corel Draw. Photoshop. Sim City. Museum Curator. OK. Maybe not Museum Curator.

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Nandita Thomas
I have done a honours in Business from the University of London. I have worked for a market research firm in Indonesia and as a Research Assistant to Dr B Manjula for the LAHDC project at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. I am very interested in travelling and have a passion for music and food.

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<image no longer exists> Nikhil Titus
I have done my Bachelors degree in Mass Media from St. Xavier’s (Mumbai).Writing below your own picture can be a complex and stressful experience. Who am I? It’s a question I must confront every time I’m asked to talk or write about myself. I know I don’t know and it scares me. A few more years of exposure to life might offer some answers or at least that’s what I tell myself. For now though, all I believe is that I’m highly susceptible to colds and everything happens for the best.

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<image no longer exists> Pooja Das Sarkar
Each of us moves to the beat. Of a drummer only we can hear. The beats are varied. Some are slow. Some are fast. Some in-between. Each of us tries to create a world of our own. We find friends. We choose clubs. We pick professions. I hear the drummer too. I move to the sound of music. I react to the sight of images. I relish the game of words.

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Rajesh Ranjan
I have a keen interest in the issues related to society, its functioning and development from an alternate perspective. This led me to this course, to explore the new territories over a stereotyped job. I am looking forward to a fine learning experience within and without the classroom. I have been working as a Design Engineer in Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Hyderabad for over four years after completing in Mechanical Engineering from Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

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Sanjay Pratap Singh
I love the layers of life and always try to look beneath the surface. I like Paul Coelho’s words: “When you go out, try to walk on the other side of the street. Then change your route, walk calmly down other streets, observing closely the places you pass by…” I have lived in Delhi for many years but prefer Allahabad, where I spent my childhood. I have a Masters from Allahabad University and studied Journalism at the India Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi and did a Communication Research Course from MCRC, Jamia Millia, New Delhi.

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Shaira Sequeira Shetty
I am from Goa. I have interests in books, music, jazz, trance, movies, food, desserts, cooking, the sea, fashion, flea markets, shoes, junk jewellery, dark chocolate, art, poetry....

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<image no longer exists> Shalini Nirmal
Iam a post graduate in English literature from Miranda House, Delhi University. Before coming here I worked briefly with a publishing house and a magazine. I am here because I believe: “...I can create, I can make mistakes, I can create something beautiful in all that I do, I deserve the best, I give my best...”

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<image no longer exists> Shephalika Mishra
Poetry interests me and art elevates; nature has taught me the meaning of “beautiful”; music brings me both passion and peace. I am a geography honours graduate from Kirorimal College, Delhi University. I am striving for the “moment” in my life when I acquire the talent and the resources to contribute positively towards society. I discover a new aspect of myself each day as I travel through this mystery called “life” and I sincerely wish that this mystery never stops unfolding.

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Smita Lakra
The best I can describe myself is like a child in a candy store, where every candy box unwraps a whole new world and a variety of perspectives. From nursery rhyme books to films, from graduating in literature to a course in media and cultural studies , I intend to learn as much as I can and soak in the sweetness of the biggest candy box......LIFE.

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Sneha Anand
I believe I am my own best friend and my own worst enemy; capable of realizing my dreams and potential; self respecting; learning from my mistakes; creating a joyful life. Graduated in Journalism amd Mass communication in 2006, this was followed by a brief working stint. I’m here to find answers to some of my whys and hows.

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Subuhi Jiwani
I have been a working as a print journalist for five years. I have written about visual art, theatre and film as well as social justice-related issues. I have also worked for Time Out Mumbai and DNA (Daily News and Analysis), and have contributed to World War 4 Report (www.ww4report.com), Hindustan Times and The Times of India. I have a Bachelor's degree in Cultural Studies from Eugene Lang College, New School University, New York and am very keen on trying to create a space for media practice, written and visual, that exists between the rarefied spaces of academia and the sensationalist mainstream media. I am also interested in curating film packages and am passionate about taking photographs and writing poetry.
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18th July 2008 From India, Ahmadabad

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Awards
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Our Family, Special Jury Award in Documentary Section, Signs 2007, Thiruvananthapuram; Certificate of Merit and Special Mention, Mumbai International Film Festival 2008;Indian Documentary Producers Associuation (IDPA) Gold for Best Sound Design, Gold for Best Script, Silver for Editing and Certificate of Merit for Best Documentary 2007.
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Breasts,Special Mention of the Jury, Sadho Poetry Festival, Delhi 2007.
SheWrite, Best documentary Prize, IV Festival Internacional del Documental Tres Continentes (IV Three Continents International Documentary Festival, Venezuela 2005 and Indian Documentary Producers Association Awards 2005: The First Technical Award for Sound Design and the Second Technical Award for Cinematography.
Saacha, Second Prize, New Delhi Video Forum, 2001.
YCP 1997, Certificate of Merit, Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) 1998 and the Jury’s Award for Best Innovation, Astra Festival of Anthropological Documentary Film, Sibiu, Romania, 1998.
Kahankar: Ahankar, Jury's Special Mention at the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), 1996.
Odhni- A Collective Exploration of Our Selves, Our Bodies, Second Prize, Health and Population category, International Video Festival on Science, Society and Development, September, 1995, Thiruvanathapuram.
Identity- The Construction of Selfhood, Prix Futura Berlin 1995, Asia Prize for the best Asian entry, TV documentary section of the Prix Futura Berlin 1995- International Radio and Television Festival; Second Prize, Education and Literacy category, International Video Festival on Science, Society and Development , September, 1995, Thiruvanathapuram.
The Plot Thickens..., First Prize and the award for Individual Technical Excellence in Editing, Sixth UGC Country-wide Classroom Video Festival, 1993, Calcutta.
From the Diary of a Genetic Counsellor, Best Programme Award, Open/General category, Fifth UGC Country-wide Classroom Video Festival, 1992, Hyderabad.
18th July 2008 From India, Ahmadabad
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Films <link updated to site home> >> Students' Films
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Directed by Ashwini Falnikar, Anand Kumre, Nikhil Thomas Titus, Sneha Anand
This is a public service commercial that tries to highlight the dangers of drunk driving. It uses the element of comedy to gain the attention of the viewer and then puts the message across in dramatic fashion. It does not try to generate fear but instead gets the viewer to think about the serious consequences of his/her actions. And also implores them to be more responsible at the wheel.



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Directed by Sanjay Pratap Singh, Shaira Sequeira Shetty, Shalini Nirmal
This public service advertisement was made as a part of a project for our working with video course. The ad is an anti-tobacco ad, never actually condemning the audience to which it is directed, but trying to create an encouraging environment through its visuals and text.


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Speak Up!

Directed by Nandita Mary Thomas, Pooja Das Sarkar, Subuhi Jiwani

This public service ad is meant to raise awareness for ‘10920’- a 24 hour helpline for women. It was an assignment made for the video class on social communication. While doing the research for this ad, we realised that it had been set up five years ago by the Central Government’s Social Welfare Board, however very few women that we spoke to knew that it existed. In light of the recent street sexual harassment of women on New Year’s Eve in Mumbai, the need to inform women about places and people they can reach out to for help and sensitive counseling became that much more urgent. This helpline we found received calls from women in abusive relationships as well as those looking for career counseling. The women who answer the hotline are trained in Social Work and Psychological Counselling and not only do they offer a sensitive ear to those calling but also provide referrals to NGOs working in the area of women’s rights.



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Directed by Karuna D'souza, Rajesh Ranjan, Smita Lakra, Shephalika Mishra
This film is a comic public service advertisement on the issue of littering. The concept behind this advertisement is that being conscious of putting your trash in the dustbin is not difficult. It is a simple act. And with a little bit of effort it can be done. This film is a parody on this idea.
18th July 2008 From India, Ahmadabad
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THE CITY
Naata (The Bond)
45 mins., English and Hindi versions, 2003
Directed by K.P. Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro
Naata is about Bhau Korde and Waqar Khan, two activists and friends, who have been involved in conflict resolution, working with neighbourhood peace committees in Dharavi, reputedly, the largest ‘slum’ in Asia. This film explores their work, which has included the collective production and use of visual media for ethnic amity. Naata is also about us; among other things, it is an attempt to reflect on how we relate to spaces of the other, spaces like Dharavi. It is, above all, about Mumbai, the city that encompasses Bhau, Waqar and us.

Saacha (The Loom)
49 Mins, English and Marathi versions, 2001
Directed by K.P. Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro
Saacha is about a poet, a painter and a city. The poet is Narayan Surve, and the painter Sudhir Patwardhan. The city is the city of Mumbai (a.k.a. Bombay), the birth place of the Indian textile industry and the industrial working class. Both the protagonists have been a part of the left cultural movement in the city. Weaving together poetry and paintings with accounts of the artists and memories of the city, the film explores the modes and politics of representation, the relevance of art in the contemporary social milieu, the decline of the urban working class in an age of structural adjustment, the dilemmas of the left and the trade union movement and the changing face of a huge metropolis.
Second Prize, New Delhi Video Forum, 2001

GENDER
Our Family
56 mins, Tamil with English subtitles, 2007
Directed by Anjali Monteiro and K.P. Jayasankar
What does it mean to cross that line which sharply divides us on the basis of gender? To free oneself of the socially imposed onus of being male, to liberate the female that lies within? In this film, scenes from Nirvanam, a one person performance in Tamil which explores these questions, are juxtaposed with an intimate portrait of three generations of trans-gendered female subjects, who are all bound together by ties of adoption. In the process, the film questions notions of normality and fixed gender identities


SheWrite
55 mins, English and Tamil versions, 2005
Directed by Anjali Monteiro and K.P. Jayasankar
SheWrite weaves together the narratives and work of four Tamil women poets. Salma negotiates subversive expression within the tightly circumscribed space allotted to a woman in a small town. For Kuttirevathi, solitude is a crucial creative space from where her work resonates. Her anthology entitled Breasts (2003) elicited hate mail, obscene calls and threats. The fact that women poets are exploring themes such as desire and sexuality been opposed by some Tamil film lyricists, who have gone on record with threats of death and violence. This has been resisted by a collective of poets and artists called Anangu (Woman). Malathy Maitri is a founder member of Anangu. Her poems explore feminine power and spaces. Sukirtharani writes of desire and longing, celebrating the body and feminine empowerment. The film traverses these diverse modes of resistance, through images and sounds that evoke the universal experiences of pain, anger, desire and transcendence.
Best documentary Prize, IV Three Continents International Documentary Festival, Venezuela 2005, Indian Documentary Producers Association Awards 2005: The First Technical Award for Sound Design and the Second Technical Award for Cinematography


Breaking the Barriers
60 mins, English, 1999
Directed by Sushma Narain
Domestic violence is one of the gravest and the most pervasive of human right violations. Yet, there is very little by way of response from the community or the state. For this crime is looked upon as a personal matter, not withstanding the fact that for large number of women this personal matter translates into a life along “adjustment” with torture, both mental and physical. For many, this adjustments end only with the loss of their lives. There have been attempts to mainstream the issue pf domestic violence both by the State and the civil society. This film looks at some of these initiatives of the community and the State aimed at breaking the barriers that divide lives into personal and public.


Odhni: A Collective Exploration Of Ourselves, Our Bodies
23 mins., English and Hindi versions, 1993
Directed by K.P. Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro
Based on a workshop with a group of women on the theme of self-image and sexuality, this video expresses women's perceptions of the relationships of power that impinge on women's bodies and their selves. Through a process of sharing and exploration, the group attempts a critique of the dominant modes of power that are immediate to their lives.
2nd prize, Health and Population category, International Video Festival, Thiruvananthapuram, 1995.


Sudha Police Station Gayi Thi
On the Demystification of Police Procedures for Women
16 mins.,Hindi, 1992,
Directed by K.P. Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro
Sudha, a woman facing domestic violence, approaches a police station for help. Her experience there leaves her wondering whether the police can be of any help in such situations. She meets Anita, an activist, who familiarises her with the basic procedures and police personnel involved in registering cognisable and non-cognisable complaints. In the process, Sudha begins to appreciate the possibilities and limitations of police intervention.


Lage Jiva Ghar Ghar
A Document on Women and Shelter
39 mins., English and Marathi versions,1990,
Directed by K.P. Jayasankar, Simantini Dhuru and Anjali Monteiro
The programme traces the differential socialisation processes that girl children internalise, to focus on women's limited rights to property. It goes on to discuss the alternatives available to women in distress, such as working women's hostels and shelter homes, emphasising the need to search for more appropriate systems of support.
18th July 2008 From India, Ahmadabad
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INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Kahankar : Ahankar
(Story Maker: Story Taker)
38 Mins., English and Marathi versions, 1995
Directed by K.P. Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro
This is an attempt at bringing together a selection of the stories and paintings of the Warlis, and some of the writings about `them'. To the Warlis, a community of Adivasis (indigenous peoples), who live close to Bombay, these stories represent their `history', their world-view. All the outsiders, the Portuguese, the Marathas, the British, the `native' settlers... they all tried obliterating this history and wisdom. The work of the outsiders who wrote about `the Warli' represents this process of creating new mythologies. By bringing together these disparate discourses, this video aspires to critique these mythologies... To read between the lines, as the stories themselves do.
Special Mention of the Jury, Mumbai International Film Festival, 1996


The Fifth Schedule
Part I & II, 44 mins, English and Telugu versions, 1988
Directed by K.P. Jayasankar and Shaibani Azam
Set in the Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, it highlights non-tribal intrusions into the tribal habitat resulting in large-scale alienation of tribal land, deforestation and ecological degradation. Against this backdrop, the programme evaluates the existing initiatives for development, both governmental and voluntary.

Tanda
A Document on the Denotified Tribes in Maharashtra
Part I and II, 60 mins, English/Marathi versions, 1988
Directed by K.P. Jayasankar
The first part looks at colonial history to examine the process by which many disparate tribes were labelled as `criminal'. The second part establishes, through case studies, that even after independence the status of these tribes has not substantially changed.


MEDIA EDUCATION
SpectActor: Theatre for Development
English, 17 min., 2004
Directed by B. Manjula
A video document of a theatre workshop, organised by Rural Campus and Unit for Media and Communications, TISS for a range of stakeholders involved in rural development work. The facilitative role of theatre in making people responsive and critically conscious and the potential of the medium in transforming them from spectators to spectActors is depicted in this video.


Identity: The Construction of Selfhood
20 mins., English and Hindi versions, 1994
Directed by K.P. Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro
Questioning the notion of the self as a pre-given, primordial and purposive entity, this video explores the gamut of modes in which identities are produced, circulated and consumed within our culture. Identity is both difference and relationship; identity is enmeshed in relations of power, be they of gender, race or religion. Traversing a multi-cultural terrain inhabited by Paul Klee and the Indo-Anglian poet A.K. Ramanujan, by popular commercials and the writings of riot-affected children, Michel Foucault and Sant Kabir, the medieval Sufi poet, the video is an invitation to examine anew our praxis of identity as an eternally negotiated site of change and resistance.
Prix Futura Berlin 1995, Asia; 2nd prize, Education and Literacy category, International Video Festival, Thiruvananthapuram, 1995



The Plot Thickens...
14 mins.,English and Hindi versions, 1993
Directed by K.P. Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro
This series of short videos is dedicated to the critical spirit in all of us. Whether it is a questioning of the notion of an objective reality (in ‘Dialogue') and an instrumental language (in `Table, table and ...) or an appreciation of how the media reproduce dominant relations of power in our culture, the attempt is to facilitate a rethinking of our relationship to the world around us. `Ideological Baggage' explores the construction of gender in a television commercial while `Packaged Desire' examines the modus operandi of advertising. `The Phantom Country', `The Myth of Columbus' and `A Taste of Fascism' deal with various aspects of racism in the media.
First Prize and the Award for Individual Technical Excellence in Editing, Sixth UGC Country-wide Classroom Video Festival 1993, Calcutta
18th July 2008 From India, Ahmadabad
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ENVIRONMENT/ NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Katha Panyachi Vadgaon Lakhchi
Marathi, 27 min., 2004
Directed by Mukund Sawant
This video traces different aspects - technical, social and economic- of a successfully completed watershed programme in Vadgaon Village in Osmanabad district, Maharashtra. This programme was implemented by the Rural campus of TISS with assistance from NABARD. The video documents the possibility of community involvement (including the participation of marginalized groups such as women) and demonstrates the transformation that take place through this programme.


Jungle Tales
Surviving Development in Uttara Kannada
52 mins., English and Hindi versions, 1999
Directed by K.P. Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro
Uttara Kannada in Karnataka is one of the most densely forested districts in India. Development projects in the district have displaced one out of every ten inhabitants. The film examines livelihood and survival issues of forest dependent communities against the backdrop of this destruction of a fragile and versatile ecosystem in the Western Ghats region, and State interventions towards Joint Forest Management, funded by multi-lateral aid agencies

One Hundred Years of Drought
21 mins., English, Hindi/Marathi versions, 1993
Directed by K.P. Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro
The video examines the causes of recurrent drought in Maharashtra, attempting to demonstrate the extent to which drought is a socially created phenomenon, a fall out of ecologically unsound policies and practices, both at micro and macro levels. It includes a brief review of the impact of colonial role and famine policy, as well as the post- independence path of development, premised on the growth of heavy industry, large dams and modernisation of agriculture. This has resulted in deforestation, soil erosion and depletion of ground water reserves, calling for alternative appproaches involving people's participation in integrated watershed management, based on the principles of sustainable development, self-reliance and equity.



Magra Mewar Vikas Sanstha
Part I & II, 68 mins., English, 1991
Directed by K.P. Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro
MMVS, based in Ajmer and Bhilwara districts of Rajasthan, is a co-ordinating voluntary agency of village committees that have taken up sustainable development of their common property resources based on the principles of contributory voluntary labour and equitable distribution of produce. The video evaluates these efforts in the context of the on-going ecological degradation of the Central Aravallis and governmental initiatives to remedy the situation.


Pani Panchayat
Part I & II, 50 mins., English and Marathi versions
1986, Directed by Anjali Monteiro
Documents a water cooperative movement of small farmers in a drought-prone block of Maharashtra. In the first part, Pani Panchayat is juxtaposed with the State's promotion of large irrigation projects. The second part is an appraisal of Pani Panchayat and the extent to which it presents an alternative model.



COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
Water to the People
Towards Community Participation in Rural Drinking Water Schemes
34mins., English and Marathi versions, 1998
Directed by K.P. Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro
This video is a case study of the drinking water schemes in the districts of Jalgaon and Nashik in Northern Maharashtra. It documents the processes and structures which have enabled the institutionalisation of community centred strategies, facilitated at various levels, by the Women's Studies Unit of TISS, Community Participation Consultant to the project. These include aspects such as training of government functionaries, formation of village water committees and the mechanisms for sustainable local participation.
18th July 2008 From India, Ahmadabad
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POST-DISASTER REHABILITATION
Reconstructing Communities
52 mins, Part I &II, English, 2002
Directed by K.P. Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro
On September 30, 1993, an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale devastated 67 villages in the Latur and Osmanabad districts of Maharashtra, India. The death toll exceeded 8000 and over 16,000 were injured. This video critically explores the possibilities and limitations of community participation, in the 52 villages that were relocated, under the aegis of the Maharashtra Earthquake Emergency Rehabilitation Programme (MEERP). This World Bank funded project, implemented between 1993 and 1998, focused on housing, infrastructure, social, economic and community rehabilitation and the preparation of a Disaster Management Plan. It had community participation as a key modality. Tata Institute of Social Sciences was the community participation consultant, for the villages to be relocated. Through case studies of selected villages, the video examines the processes and dynamics of community participation in a pre-determined, target-driven project, for post-disaster rehabilitation.



Punarvasan
A Document on Reconstruction in Post-earthquake Marathwada
Parts I & II, 58 mins., English, 1995
Directed by K.P. Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro
This video, shot during the period between October 1993 and December 1994, critically examines various aspects of the reconstruction programme in the Latur and Osmanabad districts of Maharashtra, following the earthquake of September 30, 1993. Part I traces the first stage of the reconstruction programme, where donor-sponsored housing relocation schemes were undertaken. The issues explored include the validity of the decision to relocate 52 villages, the lay-out and design of the settlements and houses and the building technologies adopted. It concludes with a case study of the village Talani. The second part looks at the notion of peoples' participation in the reconstruction programme. It presents various experiments involving the use of low-cost indigenous materials, local participation in settlement design, training of local artisans, demonstration of retrofitting techniques, information-education campaigns and so on.


Unheard Voices
30 mins, English, 2006
Directed by K.P. Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro
Drawing on the testimonies of individuals who have been infected nosocomially with HIV/AIDS, the film aims to sensitise various groups to the risks involved in transmission of HIV through blood exposures, in the Indian context. This risk has been systematically underestimated. The film critically examines various unsafe health care and cosmetic practices. It questions the low perception of risks associated with unsafe blood exposures, among health care professionals and others, which is due to the misinformation about survival of the HIV virus outside the human body. There is also misinformation about the importance of the sexual route, based on unreliable data, myths about sexual transmission and morality. But the fact is that we do not know how much HIV is being spread through sex and how much through blood. Given this scenario, the film also attempts to create awareness about safe practices.



Pramila and Parvati
35 mins, English, 1993
Directed by Shilpa Ranade
The video explores, in depth, the perceptions of two visually challenged women, who speak of their experience of childhood, getting an education, finding employment, marriage and child rearing. In a candid account, the friends discuss the trials they face everyday in meeting the challenge of parenting their sighted children. Their children’s perception of visual disability and their aspirations for the future are also presented.



Perspectives on Mental Health
60 mins, English, 1991
Directed by Shilpa Ranade
Mental Health services in India are offered by mental hospitals, psychiatric units attached to general hospitals and voluntary agencies. The video traces the history of mental health services in the country and the changing paradigms of mental illness, treatment and rehabilitation, underlying these interventions. The models and approaches adopted by various institutions are explored, in the light of the need for low-cost, appropriate and accessible interventions in the Indian context.



From the Diary of a Genetic Counsellor
21 mins, English, 1991
Directed by K.P. Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro
The programme takes up two cases of Down's syndrome, with different genetic profiles (Trisomy 21 and Translocation 14- 21) and traces the counselling process involved in each case. The aim is to highlight the counselling strategies that could be adopted to help clients to come to terms and deal with the genetic disorder. This programme would be of use to medical practitioners as well as other professionals and paraprofessionals involved in work with the mentally challenged.

Prerna
Slide-sound on video, 30 mins, English/Marathi, 1991
Directed by Neelam Kshirsagar
This programme presents a profile of the health worker, who, in the course of her regular community visits, helps in the detection of mental disability. The slide show traces the process of genetic counseling, through case studies of Down’s syndrome. It stresses the importance of early intervention and rehabilitation. The aim is to present, for the health worker and the lay-person, the counselling process, with specific reference to Down’s syndrome.
18th July 2008 From India, Ahmadabad
hello everyone, I'm Preeti, a student of Mass Communication and Journalism, English Literature and Political Science frm St. Francis', Hyderabad. I've applied for TISS-Media and Cultural Studies. It would be great if you could please help me with the preparation and how to go about things. Thanx
1st November 2008 From India, Hyderabad
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4th November 2008 From India, Ahmadabad
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