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In a coal-dependent region of India, this short film, produced over two years, with the support of One World Media and the Pulitzer Center follows the journeys of three people – Shashi Kumar’s transformation of abandoned mines, Sushma Devi’s uphill battle to empower women towards dignified jobs, and Binod Kumar’s mission to educate second-generation coal gatherers, offering a layered and deep exploration of the issue of energy transition in their region.
 

Directed and Produced by Pawanjot Kaur, Executive Producer Dominique Young, Juliet Riddell, Cinematographer Kopal Goyal, Editing and Sound Design Sitikantha Kheti. 

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The Global Cosmetic Industry's Mica Demand Is Pushing Lakhs of Indian Children Into Child-Labour

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These films were produced for the National Foundation for India in partnership with the Azad Foundation to honour Kamla Bhasin Awardees – the women and men who fight against patriarchy and work towards creating a gender-just society across South Asia. 

“The feature video is an outstanding work of journalism that effectively addresses the critical issue of climate change’s impact on women’s health in coastal Bengal. It excels in analysis, perspective, facts, language, presentation and topicality. This video is a powerful advocacy tool that raises awareness about the challenges faced by women in vulnerable communities due to climate change.”

– Award Citation, The Laadli Award Media and Advertising Awards for Promoting Gender Sensitivity