Transformations & Wellbeing
Indigenous peoples from Maharashtra, India2020
Documentary on a federation of 90 village assemblies ( gram sabhas) in Korchi Taluka, Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra State in India. It shows the story of these gram sabhas, supported by their federation moving towards social, political, economic and ecological transformation and re-defining development and wellbeing. Recognition of their community right over their traditional forests was one of the important triggers for this process to unfold. Currently, they are engaged in a struggle against the district administration which, threatened by the economic and social power of these villages, is trying to weaken the power of these village assemblies. Duration: 27 minutes, English subtitles.
Transformation & Wellbeing, a 27 minuts documentary film from Kalpavriksh, Maha Gramsabha Korchi, and Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi (a local NGO based in Kurkheda in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra), part of a global project, the Academic-Activist Co-generation of Knowledge on Environmental Justice or ACKnowl-EJ (www.acknowlej.org).