joy changed to sadness and made me question the systems that tainted an honest
man and scarred him and his family forever.
As a film maker I just want to continue making films; but as a human I know
that my duty is to do the right thing.
I have seen so much, experienced more, and met so many people whose lives are
still in jeopardy; this is the reason behind my outreach initiative.
I am lucky to receive the support of Bertha Foundation, Good Pitch New York
and now Good Pitch India, Brit Doc, Bertha Foundation, Sundance, and many more
like-minded journalists and film makers
Encouraged, I commence this journey to challenge India’s archaic systems
to stop systematic abuse faced by our Indian migrant workers overseas.
I believe a few a simple changes can make a world of difference…..
I am not an activist, just a concerned human being
With folded hands I seek your guidance and your voice
As I share my ideas and thoughts through this online podium.
I request you to add your thoughts and voice … To guide me from this point
For only when we come TOGETHER we can affect change…..
Whilst researching and shooting our film we found a recurrent theme and challenges
1. There is no clear awareness / information available for the more marginalized,
uneducated especially migrant Indian labours, on the rules of Visa procurement,
its processes for employment in places like UAE, Saudi, GCC etc http://youtu.be/TvAAlr9hN_Y
I am working on making a few short films to create within our migrant workers
communities –with regards the regulations of overseas employment. I hope
this information will keep them safe from the illegal employment traps
Working with an NGO Video Volunteer we seek to produce 25short ‘Public
Advisory Videos’ through which we can guide workers on their rights and
the rules of employment overseas in UAE.
We are hoping to tie up with TV Channels, Online Sites, Money Transfer Units,
and other channels that provide high visibility and can effectively create awareness
amongst migrant worker communities. We are looking at targeting worker communities
in UAE/ Kerala/ Punjab/UP/ Bengal
We are looking for partners to produce these Advisory Videos with us.
We are also seeking partners who will support our endeavor;
We invite you to give us your suggestions and guidance on how we can reach Indian
workers who are dreaming of migration.
Would you also support us and put up a link on your site?