Jeevika : A south Asian documentary film competition — Call for submissions

A message from Centre for Civil Society, which annually organizes Jeevika, a film festival focusing on livelihood issues.  filmakers and students from all over South Asia are encouraged to participate :

Inviting Documentary filmmakers interested in : FILMS For SOCIAL CHANGE

Zoom in on a mode of living…Give a voice to people’s struggles and triumphs…Defend the basic human right of freedom to livelihood…

Economic Freedom

Capture social -cultural norms, legal – regulatory barriers that prevent people working in the vocation of their choice and send us.


Prizes : Worth Rs. 200,000 INR (more than 4,600 US$)
(Including support for advocacy campaign based on the film)

Apply now: or

Entry Rules:
– Two DVD copies.
– Open to ALL filmmakers (student, amateur & professionals).
– Any language with English subtitles.

Jeevika, a South Asian documentary film festival on the issue of livelihood, is a search for documentaries that focus on legal and regulatory restrictions as well as socio – cultural norms and religious practices that prevent or constrain people from earning an honest livelihood in the vocation of their choice. It is a part of an attempt to bring policies in focus which have not been liberalized and keeping entry level professions under License Raj, thus keeping a nation under imposed poverty. Livelihood is a common issue that touches all other issues including poverty human rights, governance, labour welfare, tribal rights, minority rights, women empowerment, health, globalization, privatization, environment, agriculture, hunger and many more.

For further details please contact:
Mr. Manoj Mathew
Phone: 91.11.2653.7456 (10am-6pm IST)
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Posted on 06/11/2008, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. shajipattanam

    Name of the Film/Documentary : HUNTED – IN SEARCH OF HOME AND HOPE,Producer, Cameraman

    and Director of the Film : SHAJI PATTANAM
    Duration : 28.44 Minutes

    Language : ENGLISH


  2. shajipattanam

    Aborigines seldom count in the total scheme of things. Even in a state like Kerala, a global model with its high levels of literacy, education and healthcare, they remain marginalized. The South Indian state, which pioneered land reforms, was blind to the plight of the tribes, evicted from their habitat by corporate planters. Their protest was put out by 18 rounds of firing on February 19, 2003. A revisit to Muthanga five years after the cruel repression.

    Shaji Pattanam was the sole cameraman to find his way to the killing field in the wilderness cordoned off to other journalists. He recorded the events until the armed policemen turned to him. He too was brutally beaten up but hid the tapes from his attackers. The footage refuted the official version and created a public outcry against the murderous onslaught against the helpless tribe. He has been following tribal issues across Kerala.

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