Millions Can Walk at MIFF 2014

A film by Christophe Schaub & Kamal Musale

Millions Can Walk

a feature documentary by Christophe Schaub and Kamal Musale will be screening on February 6, 2014 at 2.30 pm at Tata Theatre, NCPA.

Commenting on the release of the film, director Kamal Musale, said, Millions Can Walk is the story of a struggle for justice. It’s about a huge and silent mass of people who found a powerful way to claim for their rights. Our movie documents their non violent action, compelling the government to heed them. We wanted to give this historic protest a permanent voice and to inspire people to stand up for their rights.”

httpss://vimeo.com/88083505

Millions Can Walk is an eye opening documentary about a 400 kilometer protest march by 100,000 indigenous inhabitants and landless farmers from Gwalior to Delhi. Their demand? Their right to existence and obtaining a beneficial Land Reforms Act to provide access to land and livelihood resources to the poor landless, homeless and marginalized communities. With a voice-over providing background history, this narrative documentary is interspersed with interviews of the participants and the minister responsible for handling their ordeal. It shows the multiple facets of this imposing protest march and focuses as well on the daily realities of these proud people.

How can one fight for one’s rights without using violence? With such an important contemporary question, the film spreads far beyond the borders of India, it reflects what is happening all over the world: in Brazil, in China, in Indonesia: “all these countries want to catch up as much as they can with the rich countries of the world. They want to be attractive for investments and therefore put productivity first, with disregards to displacement of people because of factories, water dams or reservoir, or other land grabbing issues. The victims are of course the weaker one economically, the indigenous people or the untouchables. Capitalism in this fashion, without guardrails, without ethics or values, is growing as an ever starving uncontrolled monster whose appetite and pollution endangers society at large.”

Eurindiamedia attended the ‘MIFF HUB’ 2014

This is a new initiative at Mumbai International Film Festival 2014 providing a vibrant platform and meeting point for filmmakers to network, interact and develop productive contacts with Global and Indian funders, broadcasters, distributors and co- producers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S48uso-nG-o

Liter of Light Europe

Liter of Light Europe is part of a global open source network with the aim to spread an alternative cheap source of light.

A normal PET-Bottle filled with water can be used as a light bulb to bring light into underprivileged households during the day. The plastic bottle is filled with only water and bleach. The liquid inside the bottle harnesses the light from the sun, capturing and diffracting the light to all parts of the room. It is equivalent to a 55 watt light bulb. The Swiss organization was founded by 10 graduate students from the University of St.Gallen in Fall 2011.

Bio Cotton

Bio Cotton with Naturaline and Bio Re.

Curry Western Productions produces a series of short films about bio-cotton to better introduce and create awareness to the general public about the huge benefit of organic farming.

Bio Re foundation has been created in 1997 by Coop and Remei AG (Switzerland) to help create a better and viable environment for farmers working in the cotton field, in India and Tanzania, and provides them with a stable source of income and a positive social environment for them and their families. Naturaline is the natural offspring of this relationship, a brand that embodies values of respect for the people and the environment. Naturaline is the first producer of bio-cotton worldwide.

Liter of Light – Mumbai Workshop

The Consul General of Switzerland in Mumbai, Mr Mr. Werner Nievergelt, met Swiss and Indian students from the movement Liter of Light, during their workshop in Mumbai.
The Swiss Indian Film Bridge coordinated the activities of the Swiss students during their stay in Mumbai, where they brought light in the slums, and helped create independent movement with Indian students and activists.

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