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  • Impact: Videos of a revolution

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    See the news through the eyes of those who live it. 100s of people across India’s slums and villages are telling stories about injustice and about change. They are working to solve the problems addressed in these videos. Watch, share and act! Be the change you seek.

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    Video Volunteers has inched further and further away from what at times has felt like such an intractable challenge-- to bring the voices of the most marginalised people in India to the centre stage. The main reason for this is work of our community correspondents who have fired us up with impactful work, producing video reports that have made real change.

    These changemakers have turned our experiment into the viable project it is today. But most importantly these media changemakers are taking us into a future where all communities, no matter their location, size or economy have the chance to be heard on their own terms. Show less
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  • STORIES of CHANGE: Our Impact Play all

    Video Volunteers has directly impacted lives of more than 1.5 million people by initiating and sustaining a global community media movement, which has empowered people by giving them a voice, training them to use it, and enabling them to take action towards social change. Changing India, one video at a time.
    Know more: http://www.videovolunteers.org/our-impact/
    • Impact: The Videos of a Revolution - Duration: 2 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      In the past 6 years Video Volunteers has inched further and further away from what at times has felt like such an intractable challenge-- to bring the voices of the most marginalised people in Indi...
    • The Video that Cleaned the Village - Duration: 2 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      Community Correspondent Neeru Rathod brought an end to the unsanitary conditions that had been plaguing 20 families in Sayala block for years, in a matter of days. Her weapon? The angst of the comm...
    • IU Impact: Citizen Journalist Brings Working Hand Pump to School - Duration: 105 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      On the 1st of May 2013, IndiaUnheard published a report from Community Correspondent Vrinda Azad that showed how children at the Jairamnagar Primary School were forced to put their lives on line to...
    • IU Impact: No More Waiting for Water - Duration: 2 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      The 300 residents of Jayramnagar had been facing a severe shortage of water. There was only one functional hand pump in the village and the residents wanted more. When the village council and the h...
    • IU Impact: Video helps 27 Senior Citizens Get Pension - Duration: 3 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      After a spate of videos from the eastern state of Odisha documenting the utter failure of the social security system to deliver pensions to its senior citizens, an IndiaUnheard community video and ...
    • IU Impact: Thirst No More: An End to Sayala's Water Troubles - Duration: 2 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      Summer is cruel to the villages of North Gujarat, bringing in its wake four months of arid heat, scorched earth and dried wells. For many years now, the residents of Sayala Block in Surendranagar d...
    • IU Impact: Video Helps Elderly get Pensions. No Tensions. - Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      34 senior citizens in a village in the state of Jharkhand were approved for senior citizen pension of Rs. 400/- a month in the year 2008. But the money never seemed to arrive. They made numerous tr...
    • IU Impact: Free from Fluorosis - Duration: 2 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      In July 2012 IndiaUnheard published a video from rural Gujarat which documented how people in Kasipara village were suffering from Fluorosis an ailment that could easily be avoided. Says Impact Man...
    • Denied Pension in Old Age - Duration: 94 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      Not even a month ago IndiaUnheard published a video titled 'Pension Pains' spotlighting the rampant corruption in the old age pension scheme in the eastern state of Odisha. The Madhu Babu Pension S...
    • IU Impact: One Video Brings Change in Dysfunctional School - Duration: 2 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      On 9th May 2011 IndiaUnheard published a video, which documented how compulsory Census duties were hampering the teaching abilities of teachers at the Machandur Primary School in Ambagad Chowki are...
    • IU Impact: Video Revives Healthcare in Rural Madhya Pradesh - Duration: 3 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      In a video published on 9th August 2012, IndiaUnheard Community Correspondent Saroj Paraste uncovered abysmal conditions of maternal and child health care in Sakhri Village, Madhya Pradesh. The vil...
    • IU Impact: The 20 Year Old Videoactivist Who Changed the System - Duration: 2 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      IndiaUnheard's youngest Community Correspondent used the powerful video testimony of a grieving woman in his village to plead her case and end corruption in the local Public Distribution System out...
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  • What We Do? Play all

    What is VV? What do we do? Find out here.
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    • Women can play too! - Duration: 114 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      Duration: 1:52 mins, Location: Mumbai The open spaces in slum areas are only for boys to play cricket, soccer and their school games. But what about the girls? They are stuck doing ...
    • In the Dark: Mothers in Sripur Village Unaware of Schemes Designed for Them - Duration: 98 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      In October 2011, the Odisha Government launched a new scheme that would benefit new mothers. The 'Mamta Scheme' gives Rs. 5000 to all new mothers provided they have registered at the local Anganwad...
    • Women, The Second Sex In Media - Duration: 5 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Female journalists in Bihar bemoan the fact that Media remains a male-dominated space. Varsha, our Community Correspondent in Bihar, has herself been exposed to gender violence. This made her parti...
    • Muivah's visit to Manipur - Duration: 3 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      Peaceful home welcoming turned violent leading to around 70 people injured most of them women.More than 5,000 Naga protesters gathered at Mao, the border town in Manipur adjoining Nagaland to welco...
    • Slumdog's Sanitation Conditions - Duration: 107 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      You thought that the images in slumdog millionaire were disturbing. You convinced yourself that this is just a white-man's way of looking at our country. Maybe you need another perspective - the lo...
    • Maternal Health At Risk - Duration: 2 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      A maternal health scheme in Rajasthan is not being executed effectively, leaving new mothers and their babies at risk. Sunita has three children herself, and says she knows how difficult the proces...
    • Untouchability Captured on Camera, Rajasthan - Duration: 2 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Dalit women are made to remove their footwear as they pass by upper caste houses. Sunita recently went to Dangariya village with the head of the NGO she works with, which deals with development and...
    • Vulnerable without a toilet - Duration: 2 minutes, 1 second.

      • 1 year ago
      13-year-old Nirama lives inMovaiyavillage, Varanasi district, Uttar Pradesh where 500 people have no access to basic sanitation facilities. For Nirama, having to relieve herself in the open is an ...
    • Prostitution Enforced By Tradition - Duration: 2 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      Generations of women are forced into prostitution by their male relatives in the name of tradition in rural Uttar Pradesh, India Gunjan, our correspondent from Uttar Pradesh brings us this shocking...
    • Devadasi: A Life Without Education - Duration: 2 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      The outlawed tradition of 'devdasi' which sanctions religious prostitution continues in rural Maharashtra. Rohini had heard about 'devdasi', or temple slaves when she was growing up, but it wasn't ...
    • The Bucket - Duration: 58 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Duration: 0:58 mins // Location: Mumbai , India

      Its very common to see men-women-children with buckets going in search of a place to relieve themselves early in the morning. Childre...
    • Drug Traps Lucknow Youth - Duration: 2 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      Poor and uneducated youths of Lucknow fall prey to drug addiction as illegal drug sale thrives in the city. Open sale of drugs in Lucknow city of Uttar Pradesh is increasingly pushing young men fro...
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  • Best of 2013 Play all

    2013-14 has been a banner year for Video Volunteers. Our network of Community Correspondents has grown twofold and we've tripled our Impact! Here are some of the video highlights from the year.
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