openspaceindia http://openspaceindia.org/ Recent Videos Video <![CDATA[The space between genders]]>  Sunil Mohan, the Open Space Fellow in Bangalore, is a young activist who has gone through a personal political journey and come to terms with his transgressive gender and sexual identity. Sunil works to expand the space for human beings to be who they want to be without being boxed into categories. In the course of his year-long fellowship he is building a video archive of stories of people with transgressive identities in four Southern states. These narratives will be woven into the script of a play that he and his associates will perform in order to reach out to diverse audiences in different cities in South India.]]> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 00:46:17 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/62/people-a-blogs/the-space-between-genders.html <![CDATA[Miss Representation]]>  Here we explore the depiction and reporting about of women in the Indian media.]]> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:25:32 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/61/voice-of-the-people/miss-representation.html <![CDATA[The adventures of Hanuman]]>  As part of Kiski Kahani: The Ramayana Project, along with Black Swan and six participants, we traveled to Hampi for a stop motion animation workshop conducted by Smriti Wadhwa. This is what we did!]]> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 00:24:02 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/60/must-watch/the-adventures-of-hanuman.html <![CDATA[Role]]>  This clip is a part of a discussion between Sushobha Barve and Farooque Shaikh on Violence in Kashmir. For the complete DVD please write to info@citizensforp...]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:59:13 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/59/peace-talks/role.html <![CDATA[PT Identity Slideshow]]>  Unknown]]> Sun, 02 Dec 2012 23:10:25 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/58/peace-talks/pt-identity-slideshow.html <![CDATA[PeaceTalks - Change the Conversation.]]>  PeaceTalks is brought to you by Citizens for Peace and Mahindra and is a part of Citizens For Peace's (CfP) Secular Rethink project --- a dialogue-based process of asking how we as Indians can live our lives peacefully alongside others who eat, speak, think or pray differently from us.]]> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 02:54:41 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/57/peace-talks/peacetalks-change-the-conversation.html <![CDATA[PeaceTalks Identity - Excerpts]]>  January 2012, Citizens for Peace organized a two day residential workshop in the KFI, Study Centre, Bangalore on the topic of identity. People from different religions, regions and castes were invited to a space of deep listening, where they could feel safe and share their experiences, hopes and aspirations with each other. This video is a 24 minute clip out of the two day workshop. For the full DVD please write to admin@citizensforpeace.in]]> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:16:57 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/56/peace-talks/peacetalks-identity-excerpts.html <![CDATA[Bhanwar's Story]]>  Bhanwar Meghwanshi hails from Bhilwara District of Rajasthan. As a teenager he joined the RSS and served as a Kar Sevak during the Ayodhya agitation before leaving the RSS. He is a human rights and dalit rights activist and editor of Diamond India, a Hindi bi-monthly published from Bhilwara. January 2012, Citizens for Peace organized a two day residential workshop in the KFI, Study Centre, Bangalore on the topic of identity. People from different religions, regions and castes were invited to a space of deep listening, where they could feel safe and share their experiences, hopes and aspirations with each other.]]> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 22:36:21 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/55/peace-talks/bhanwars-story.html <![CDATA[Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement]]>  

In Rajasthan, India, an extraordinary school teaches rural women and men -- many of them illiterate -- to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages. It's called the Barefoot College, and its founder, Bunker Roy, explains how it works.

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Mon, 31 Oct 2011 23:55:52 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/54/must-watch/bunker-roy-learning-from-a-barefoot-movement.html
<![CDATA[Iranian instrumental music by Sasan Bazgir]]>  Iranian musician and composer Sasan Bazgir recently played at Open Space. He is doing his PhD in English Literature in the University of Pune. He has also published two collections of poetry: 'Wooden Guard' in Persian and 'Gambler' in English'.]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 01:42:01 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/53/must-watch/iranian-instrumental-music-by-sasan-bazgir.html <![CDATA[The Internet in Society: Empowering or Censoring Citizens?]]>  Does the internet actually inhibit, not encourage democracy? In this new RSA Animate adapted from a talk given in 2009, Evgeny Morozov presents an alternative take on 'cyber-utopianism' - the seductive idea that the internet plays a largely emancipatory role in global politics. Exposing some idealistic myths about freedom and technology (during Iran's 'twitter revolution' fewer than 20,000 Twitter users actually took part), Evgeny argues for some realism about the actual uses and abuses of the internet.]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 00:37:33 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/51/must-watch/the-internet-in-society-empowering-or-censoring-citizens.html <![CDATA[Mira Bai - Mooralala - Mero Mann Lago Re]]>  What does an assertive, 21st-century woman make of Mirabai, the epitome of feminine submission]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2011 02:10:23 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/50/walking-with-kabir/mira-bai-mooralala-mero-mann-lago-re.html <![CDATA[Terrorism Vs Religion, Rahul Barve Feat India Ocean.wmv]]>  Misinterpretation of Religion leading to Terrorism.]]> Fri, 06 May 2011 20:50:34 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/49/must-watch/terrorism-vs-religion-rahul-barve-feat-india-oceanwmv.html <![CDATA[For My Children]]>  For My Children, a short film produced by Open Space and Infochangeindia.org, is the story of the millions of migrant workers who live an invisible life in the heart of our bustling cities. An intensely personal journey into their hopes, hardships, disappointments and dreams, this story questions our notion of development and progress. Photographer Sayan Dutta’s powerful images are a testimony to the spirit of these unknown men and women. Photography : Sayan Dutta]]> Mon, 02 May 2011 01:01:18 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/48/infochange-documentary/for-my-children.html <![CDATA[Garibi (Poverty) an original song by Siddharth Sharma]]>  Message for the YOUTH of a country that desires to be the superpower of the future but has forgotten to cure a broken limb. KINDLY SPREAD. Share on your wall and do comment if you feel it's worth it.]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 15:06:06 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/47/must-watch/garibi-poverty-an-original-song-by-siddharth-sharma.html <![CDATA[Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter]]>  In a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011 spoken word Sarah Kay tells the story of her metamorphosis from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York's Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 00:37:24 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/46/must-watch/sarah-kay-if-i-should-have-a-daughter.html <![CDATA[Anil Gupta: India's hidden hotbeds of invention]]>  Anil Gupta set up the Honey Bee network to help indigenous inventors build the connections they need -- and gain the recognition they deserve.]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 00:20:57 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/45/must-watch/anil-gupta-indias-hidden-hotbeds-of-invention.html <![CDATA[RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us]]>  What really motivates us? Money? Power? Fear? The truth may surprise you.]]> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 00:21:14 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/44/must-watch/rsa-animate-drive-the-surprising-truth-about-what-motivates-us.html <![CDATA[Tu Ka Tu]]>  An extract from the film Ajab Shahar which documents the US tour of folk singer Prahlad Tipaniya.]]> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 01:32:13 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/43/walking-with-kabir/tu-ka-tu.html <![CDATA[Flight of the Hummingbird]]>  'Flight of the Hummingbird' is a version of the Parrot story by Haida artist M.N. Yahgulanaas.]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 23:25:48 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/42/walking-with-kabir/flight-of-the-hummingbird.html <![CDATA[TEDxDelhi - Shabnam Virmani]]>  Shabnam Virmani, founder of the Kabir Project, speaks at the TEDx Delhi event in August 2010.]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 23:24:31 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/41/walking-with-kabir/tedxdelhi-shabnam-virmani.html <![CDATA[Use art to turn the world inside out]]>  At TED2011, J.R., a French street artist, makes his TED Prize wish: to use art to turn the world inside out.]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 22:16:57 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/40/must-watch/use-art-to-turn-the-world-inside-out.html <![CDATA[Kahaan Se Aaya]]>  "Where have you come from, where are you going?" asks Kabir...]]> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:38:12 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/39/walking-with-kabir/kahaan-se-aaya.html <![CDATA[How to start a movement]]>  t is not leaders, but the first follower who makes or breaks a potential 'movement'..]]> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 01:27:42 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/38/must-watch/how-to-start-a-movement.html <![CDATA[Hriday Aakash]]>  Artist Shilo Shiv Suleiman says her film is inspired by Kabir and true facts about moths.]]> Mon, 07 Mar 2011 21:27:47 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/35/walking-with-kabir/hriday-aakash.html <![CDATA[Lecture by Mr Ashok Vajpeyi]]>  Mr Vajpeyi will speak on the notion of ‘Open Spaces in the arts and literatue’ and the threats and challenges these spaces now face from ideological, political, economic and social forces, leading to shrinkages, disruptions and even closure.]]> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 23:00:48 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/31/people-a-blogs/lecture-by-mr-ashok-vajpeyi.html <![CDATA[Reading Sita]]>  

The audience will have the opportunity of exploring Sita in literature and discourse with the editors of the book ‘In Search of Sita’ in a discussion moderated by Pratima Kirloskar. Dr Lal, Namita Gokhale and Priya Sarukkai Chabria will also present illustrative readings from the book....

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Mon, 20 Dec 2010 23:00:07 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/30/people-a-blogs/reading-sita.html
<![CDATA[Anubhav: Journeys through a changing India]]>  

In February/March 2010 I was fortunate to take part in the “Anubhav: Journeys through a changing India” programme, organised by Open Space. On three successive Saturdays I turned up at the organisation’s headquarters for what felt a bit like a dead-of-night meeting with some...

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Mon, 20 Dec 2010 22:58:58 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/29/voice-of-the-people/anubhav-journeys-through-a-changing-india.html
<![CDATA[In search of my home]]>  

In Search of My Home is a journey with a Burmese and an Afghan family, as it explores the complexities in their everyday battle for survival. Weaving their emotional stories of hope and despair, love and loss, the film uses live-action, photography, music and text narratives to tell a story that is...

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Mon, 20 Dec 2010 22:57:53 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/28/infochange-documentary/in-search-of-my-home.html
<![CDATA[Renukaji in Delhi's taps]]>  

Kurush Canteenwalla’s documentary made as part of the Infochange Media Fellowship 2009 starts in thirsty Delhi and travels to the lush, green Renuka valley in Himachal Pradesh. Some 550 families in 17 panchayats here are to be thrown off their fertile picture-postcard land to make way for the...

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Mon, 20 Dec 2010 22:55:44 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/27/infochange-documentary/renukaji-in-delhis-taps.html
<![CDATA[Rebuilding Lives and Hopes]]>  

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Mon, 20 Dec 2010 22:54:52 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/26/infochange-documentary/rebuilding-lives-and-hopes.html
<![CDATA[Waste]]>  

This film looks at the recycling industry in Dharavi, which recycles 80% of Mumbai?s garbage. The film follows a day in the life of three young wastepickers in and around Dharavi. It asks a very important question: what will happen to the waste recycling industry of Mumbai when the Dharavi...

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Mon, 20 Dec 2010 22:54:02 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/25/infochange-documentary/waste.html
<![CDATA[Goa, Goa, Gone]]>  

Mining is Goa’s second-largest industry after tourism. 8% of this state’s land is already under mining, mostly for iron ore. Now, mining activity is intensifying across the state. So is the opposition of citizens to this unregulated industry. This Infochange documentary explores the...

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Mon, 20 Dec 2010 22:53:16 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/24/infochange-documentary/goa-goa-gone.html
<![CDATA[Sanga Majha Bapala (Tell My Father)]]>  

CCDS presents its latest documentary film, directed by Soumitra Bhattacharya, on the child rights movement building up in more than 60 villages in Latur district of Maharashtra. These are drought-prone villages from where dalit labour migrate to the lush green sugarcane fields of western...

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Mon, 20 Dec 2010 22:52:14 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/23/infochange-documentary/sanga-majha-bapala-tell-my-father.html
<![CDATA[Game On.]]>  Dear athletes, 40,000 people have been evicted from their homes to make way for stadiums and parking lots for the Commonwealth Games. Who is paying the cost of the games? Who benefits? If it is anti national to criticise the commonwealth games, then it is anti national to displace and destroy the lives of so many children, women and men. If it is self hatred to criticize the commonwealth games, then it is self immolation to razor peoples' homes in the name of beautification. Thanks, The game is on... p.s- why don't Indians have kabbadi grounds?]]> Thu, 07 Oct 2010 23:38:06 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/22/voice-of-the-people/game-on.html <![CDATA[Notes from a Beautiful City]]>  

Being hosted in India's capital city of Delhi, the Commonwealth Games 2010 has found the most expensive and grandest venue in its history. While Delhi was being dressed up for this 12-day extravaganza, there were millions who were being quietly evicted and hidden behind the glitter of this mega-event. 'Notes from a Beautiful City' explores the many stories that remained untold as seen through the eyes of its invisible citizens... Produced by: Open Space & Black Ticket Films

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Thu, 07 Oct 2010 23:20:46 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/21/voice-of-the-people/notes-from-a-beautiful-city.html
<![CDATA[Celebration-A source of happiness and satisfaction]]>  

Live Life! There's nothing a man wants more in his life than happiness and satisfaction. An Expression by Deepanshu and Swapnil SOURCES:- ALL SELF MADE CLIPS

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Tue, 17 Aug 2010 23:43:03 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/19/vox-pop/celebration-a-source-of-happiness-and-satisfaction.html
<![CDATA[Sarah Kay, Spoken Word poet]]>  

Sarah Kay, Spoken Word poet from New York city, and co-founder of Project V.O.I.C.E. was in Pune on the invitation of Open Space. She took two sessions with students at Symbiosis College of Arts, and Symbiosis Law College. Sarah also performed on July 24th at Mocha and took a wordshop at Open Space the following day. (www.project-voice.net)

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Fri, 30 Jul 2010 01:47:35 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/17/voice-of-the-people/sarah-kay-spoken-word-poet.html
<![CDATA[What Women Wear -- Who Decides?]]>  

The urban Indian woman -- is she still judged by what she wears?

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Sun, 16 May 2010 23:27:22 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/15/vox-pop/what-women-wear-who-decides.html
<![CDATA[Sangharsh]]>  

Dir: Rahul Trehan, Sudhanshu Shekhar, Ravi Shankar Mishra, Rajiv Ratan Singh (Delhi)

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Thu, 22 Apr 2010 02:13:03 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/12/vox-pop/sangharsh.html
<![CDATA[HIV Play Safe]]>  

Dir: Rajesh Joshi (Pune)

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Thu, 22 Apr 2010 02:12:43 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/11/vox-pop/hiv-play-safe.html
<![CDATA[HIV AIDS]]>  

Dir: Vivek Khanna (Delhi)

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Thu, 22 Apr 2010 02:12:23 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/10/voice-of-the-people/hiv-aids.html
<![CDATA[HIV AIDS]]>  

Dir: Nitin R & Rakesh Raj (Palakkad, Kerala)

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Thu, 22 Apr 2010 02:11:41 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/9/voice-of-the-people/hiv-aids.html
<![CDATA[Global Warming]]>  

Dir: Sushant Dharwadhar (Pune)

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Thu, 22 Apr 2010 02:11:17 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/8/vox-pop/global-warming.html
<![CDATA[Protecting the girl child]]>  

Dir: Siddharth Tiwari (Delhi)

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Thu, 22 Apr 2010 02:10:52 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/7/voice-of-the-people/protecting-the-girl-child.html
<![CDATA[Girls are equally important]]>  

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Thu, 22 Apr 2010 02:10:19 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/6/vox-pop/girls-are-equally-important.html
<![CDATA[Protecting the girl Child]]>  

Dir: Sneha Gaud (Indore)

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Thu, 22 Apr 2010 02:09:46 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/5/vox-pop/protecting-the-girl-child.html
<![CDATA[Friends without Borders]]>  

Dir: Shivraj & Aparna Senthakumar (Mumbai)

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Thu, 22 Apr 2010 02:09:26 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/4/voice-of-the-people/friends-without-borders.html
<![CDATA[Bridging Gaps]]>  

Dir: Shivraj & Aparna Senthakumar (Mumbai)

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Thu, 22 Apr 2010 02:08:59 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/3/vox-pop/bridging-gaps.html
<![CDATA[Glimpses of Solidarity]]>  

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Thu, 22 Apr 2010 02:07:43 GMT http://openspaceindia.org/express/videos/viewvideo/2/voice-of-the-people/glimpses-of-solidarity.html