Documentaries

I BELIEVE I CAN FLY

Director: Ruzbeh N. Bharucha
Producer: Sainathann Communications
Genre: Documentary
Produced In: 2004
Story Teller’s Country: India
Tags: Asia, Education, India

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I believe I can fly, is a documentary on mother and child in Indian Prisons; mainly focusing on children in Indian prisons. In India, a mother can keep her child in prison, till the child is six years old. All laws applicable to the mother is automatically applicable to the child.

The film shows life in and outside prison; how a simple play school can transform life and the miracle and wonders of rehabilitation in good schools and it ends with the heartwarming scene of children entering the prison to meet their mothers.

I believe I can fly, is showcased as part of Ruzbeh N. Bharucha’s book, Shadows in Cages. It has been screened in various countries and never fails to evoke a sense of compassion at the end of the film.

YAMUNA GENTLY WEEPS

Director: Ruzbeh N. Bharucha
Producer: Sainathann Communications
Genre: Documentary
Produced In: 2006
Story Teller’s Country: India
Tags: Asia, Environment, India

This 7 minute video is a synopsis of the documentary “Yamuna Gently Weeps“. It is the story of the demolition of the Yumana Pushta community in New Delhi, India, in early 2004..

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Yamuna Pushta in Delhi was one of the oldest and largest slums in India. In reality, a chain of 22 small slums, located on a three-kilometer stretch along the Yamuna River, the settlement was home to 40,000 families, which housed more than 1,50,000 people and was in existence for decades. In early 2004, in a matter of weeks, 40,000 homes were demolished, without any rehabilitation plan and the past, present, future of 1,50,000 people were bulldozed to the ground. Barely 20 percent of those displaced were allotted plots, on a barren piece of land forty kilometres away from civilization. The remaining 80 percent were forced to take refuge on the streets along with their salvaged belongings, until they found some way out of their miserable plight. The film takes the reader into the lives of those poor families, whose homes and future were brutally razed to the ground and through interviews with slum dwellers and politicians and interviews with eminent town planners, environmentalists and activists, showcases his point of view. The director, also through the eyes of those who lost it all, tells a heartrending tale of tears, courage, determination and most importantly, brings to light, the hollowness of the system and all that, which was once was held, sacred and beyond reproach. 40,000 homes were destroyed, displacing 120,000 people. Also destroyed were schools, businesses, and social service organizations which served the poor.

SEHAT...WINGS OF FREEDOM

Director: Ruzbeh N. Bharucha
Producer: United Nations, IVF
Genre: Documentary
Produced In: 2007
Story Teller’s Country: India
Tags: Asia, Health, India

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The SEHAT Project, a peer-led health education project, aims to promote positive health behavior with a focus on HIV prevention among prisoners in India. It was initiated in the year 2005 at two prison sites in India, namely Tihar Prisons, New Delhi and Amritsar Central Prison.

This documentary traces the difference the project has made in the lives of the peer leaders.

I BELIEVE I CAN FLY

Director: Ruzbeh N. Bharucha
Producer: Sainathann Communications
Genre: Documentary
Produced In: 2004
Story Teller’s Country: India
Tags: Asia, Education, India

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YAMUNA GENTLY WEEPS

Director: Ruzbeh N. Bharucha
Producer: Sainathann Communications
Genre: Documentary
Produced In: 2006
Story Teller’s Country: India
Tags: Asia, Environment, India

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SEHAT...WINGS OF FREEDOM

Director: Ruzbeh N. Bharucha
Producer: United Nations, IVF
Genre: Documentary
Produced In: 2007
Story Teller’s Country: India
Tags: Asia, Health, India

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