SALOON: A glimpse inside the world of the Indian barbers-shop where customers expect more than a just a haircut. Filmed in New Delhi, India 2011
Saloon was part of the official selection for the London Short Film Festival 2012, the Atlanta Film Festival 2012 and the Florida Film Festival 2012. Saloon was also shortlisted for the 2011 Virgin Media Shorts Competition. Actor John Hurt, on the judging panel commented,
“Image on screen gives all the information, great medium and choice of image and music. A natural filmmaker”
INDIAN FARMER DOUBLES RICE-YIELD
INDIAN FARMER DOUBLES RICE-YIELD: I travelled to a village called Rathkhandi in India’s Chhattisharh state and made a short film for Oxfam about the experiences of a rice-farmer called Amar Singh Patel whose use of SRI (System of Rice Intensification) has doubled his yield and transformed the life of his family.
“TWO INDIAS EXIST IN HEALTHCARE”
“TWO INDIAS EXIST IN HEALTHCARE”: For 15 years, a dedicated group of doctors has been running a health project in central India called Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS). In a country where many people have no access to healthcare, their hospital – which relies on grants and donations – serves a population of almost 1 million people in rural areas of Bilaspur district in Chhattisgarh state. In reaching this marginalised population, the JSS perform a vital service.
ADIL’S STORY: Yasmin Begam from Kolkata describes the anxiety that surrounded the decision to have her son’s cataract treated. Filmed in Kolkata, India 2011