Affirming Life and Diversity : Rural images and voices on food sovereignty in South India
Produced by the Community Media Trust, a group of peasant women filmmakers, the series of DVDs included in this resource, is their contribution to action research. Transcending their barrier of non literacy, the women picked up their cameras and microphones and used them as their research tools. The outcome is a fascinating peasant and female vision of the different ways their community has worked towards sustaining their own food systems, dynamically conserved their biodiversity and regenerated livelihoods in a semi arid region. The challenges before the community of 5000 women who compose the Sanghams of DDS and the exciting way they met them forms the content, both visual and narrative, of this DVD series.
Community Media Trust
Satheesh P V
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Deccan Development Society (DDS)