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Films on Climate Change Adaptation
|Film Name||Language||Duration (mins)||Description||YouTube Link|
|1||Climate Change: Challenges||English||5.09||Crispino Lobo, Managing Trustee, WOTR outlines the challenges of the new issue of Climate Change, that is confronting the people in rainfed regions of India, highlighting their vulnerability to erratic changes in climatic patterns and the effects in can have on these communities. ||Climate change Challenges|
|2||Climate Change: Solutions||English||8.43||Crispino Lobo, Managing Trustee, WOTR gives us an overview of WOTR?s Climate Change Adaptation project, which is an integrated, multi-pronged approach to address the complex issue of Climate Change. He takes us through all the components of the project, which attempt to address the key factors that affect rural life. It includes implementation and knowledge generation aspects of WOTR?s work.||Climate Change Solution|
|3||Crop-System Intensification||English||2.12||WOTR has taken the concept of crop geometry and adapted it to suit a variety of crops generally grown in the locality (groundnuts, chickpeas, tomatoes, wheat, maize, etc.) in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. We call it Crop System Intensification. The results, so far, have been pretty good. It has increased productivity, quality, and health of the crop as well as the soil.||System of Crop Intensification|
|4||Creating a Climate for Climate Change Adaptation-Project Overview||English||2.31||A photo showcase of the different components of WOTR?s Climate Change Adaptation Project||Creating a Climate for Climate Change Adaptation|
|5||Does it ever rain at this time?||English||4.27||?Does it every rain at this time?? is a short film showing the actual impacts of unexpected and unusually heavy rain that devastated crops in Akole region of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra. It is an attempt to show what we are up against by showingthe actual impact of climate variability as faced by farmers in rural areas.||Does it ever rain at this time?|
|6||Adaptive Sustainable Agriculture ?SRI||English||7.06||WOTR has been extensively putting in sustainable agriculture practices into development activities in its project villages. WOTR has also adapted SRI (System of Rice Intensification) and promoted it among farmers of our project villages to help them maximize their crop productivity. This short film which quickly takes the viewer through the basic methods and some farmers? positive experiences with this methodology.||Adaptive Sustainable Agriculture|
|7||Greened to GO||English||4.08||The film is a short music video showcasing the transformation of a facility running on conventional energy to one fully powered by a Solar-wind Hybrid system.In a pioneering venture, WOTR?s Darewadi Training Centre in Darewadi village, Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra has now been taken off the conventional electrical grid. The film shows the process of this transformation of saving electricity stressing on maximum efficiency. |
WOTR promotes Alternative, Green Energy as a way to conserving non-renewable resources in order to mitigate Climate Change.
|Greened to GO|
|8||Parabolic Solar Cooker - Promo||Marathi||3.16||A film on Solar Parabolic Cooker ? Promotional film||Parabolic Solar Cooker Promo|
|9||Parabolic Solar Cooker - Demo||Marathi||5.52||A film on Solar Parabolic Cooker ? How to use Solar Parabolic Cooker||Parabolic Solar Cooker Demo|
|10||Hot Water chullha||-||1.29||Shot information on Hot Water chullha||Hot Water Chullah|
|11||Sattechiwad - A village Transformed||English||5.38||Sattechiwadi is an ordinary village with an extraordinary story. A remote village in Sangamnertaluka in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, it was little more than aa semi-arid desert. These videos show its transformation into a green, healthy, well managed village.||Sattechiwadi : A Village Transformed|
|12||Sattechiwadi - PrashanSutala||E & M||5.4||The WOTR-Wasundhara program combining socio-economic empowerment with Watershed development has managed to break the vicious cycle of land degradation, water scarcity, poverty and migration and other associated issues typical to most rural communities today. Through this multi-faceted program, ecosystem rejuvenation and social cohesiveness come together to bring about positive change.||Sattechiwadi : Prashna Sutala|
|13||Shiswad - Raw Rustic Real||-||0.4||Ecotourism@Shiswad: A short glimpse of what is in store on a trip to Shiswad.||Shiswad - Raw Rustic Real|
|14||Shiswad - Refresh Relax Rejuvenate||-||0.59||Ecotourism@Shiswad: A short glimpse of what is in store on a trip to Shiswad.||Shiswad - Refresh Relax Rejuvenate|
|15||Shiswad - Simple Serene Silent||-||1.07||Ecotourism@Shiswad: A short glimpse of what is in store on a trip to Shiswad.||Shiswad - Simple Serene Silent|
|16||Shiswad - NisargUtsav - Prep||-||1.07||A short photo montage of NisargUtsav (Biodiversity Festival) organized by WOTR and the people of Shiswad village, Akole. These photos are from the lead up preparation for this unique event.||Shiswad - Nisarg Utsav Preparation|
|17||Shiswad - NisargUtsav - Stalls||-||1.25||A short photo montage of NisargUtsav (Biodiversity Festival) organized by WOTR and the people of Shiswad village, Akole. These photos show the multifaceted nature of the festival in its variety of stalls and exhibits.||Shiswad - Nisarg Utsav Stalls|
|18||Beautiful views of Akole||-||1.23||A short glimpse at the beauty of the landscape of Akole in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra. WOTR works for ecosystem rejuvenation and biodiversity conservation in this area.||Beautiful Views of Akole|
|19||Birds of Akole||-||4.03||A short glimpse of the wealth of biodiversity of Akole in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra. WOTR works for ecosystem rejuvenation and biodiversity conservation in this area.||Birds of Akole|
|20||Lifestyle of Akole People||-||1.39||A short glimpse of the simple life of the people of Akole. This is predominantly an adivasi area and the lives of the people are inextricably linked to nature. WOTR works with the people of Akole for their sustainable development.||Lifestyle of Akole People|
|21||Sounds of Shiswad||Marathi||12.00||Ecotourism@Shiswad: An acoustic tour of Shiswad village. This is the natural soundscape of the area.||Sounds of Shiswad|
|22||Earth And Water||English||3.00||The environment is all about balance. When earth and water come together in the WOTR projects, harmony comes about. While re-creating the watershed for themselves, the village communities of men and women, tribal groups, low caste and high caste resolve their differences. Prosperity comes in many ways: school drop-out rates reduce; the opinions of women are considered; agricultural production increases and dramatically; lessons are learnt on local self-governance; rural women get micro-financed; trees are planted ?? As a precious promise, WOTR helps watershed dwellers harvest every drop of rain. Earth & Water are the keepers of the common destiny of the human race. Experience how, WOTR brings water to earth and makes a greener earth.||Earth and Water|
|23||Nature Restored, Lives Renewed||-||3.24||The people of Darewadi village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, faced grave problems of water scarcity and land degradation. Father Bacher, the founder of WOTR worked side by side with the people of Darewadi toward greening their lands and bringing prosperity and holistic development to the village. This film tells the story of the transformation of Darewadi from an arid desert to green fields- the first success story of WOTR.||Nature Restored, Lives Renewed|
WOTR Films (Long)
|Sr.No.||Name of Film||Language||VCD/DVD||Time||Description|
|1||Kadar Mulichi Anandi Sansarachi||Marathi||VCD||34min||In Indian rural areas especially female child birth is not a cherish able matter even today. A female, who makes life worth living and spreads happiness in family and society, is capable of effectively contributing in financial development of the society as well as plays vital role in giving emotional support especially in crises. When it matters about the gender partnership, women are always ahead in society. The film ?Kadar MulichiAnandiSansarachi ?demonstrates this with example.|
|2||Gavat Laxmi Aali||Marathi||VCD||30min||"GavatLaxmiAali" is an inspirational story of Venubai that gives us insight into how Venubai has transformed the situation with the help of self help Group. This film emphasizes the capability of women to bring economical as well as social transformation in the society. If proper saving habits are inculcated among established SHGs, every household can become rich and ultimately entire village could get a face lift.|
|3||Rabau Panlot Sukh Alot||Marathi||VCD||42min||The Documentary film Rabau Panlot Sukh A lot? is a wonderful experience to watch, how entire village unanimously coming together gets resolved to find solution to personal, social ,political and economical issues of the village. Each villager from every smallest village contributed in rejuvenating of the ecosystem through Watershed development programmed.|
|4||Apali Pragati Aplya Hati||Marathi||VCD||22min||The documentary "Apli Pragati Aplya Hati" demonstrates us about, what is watershed development? What are its various components and their relationship with each other? about the watershed area development process and its various advantages along with the FAQ?s (Frequently Asked Questions)about watershed development area from the rural areas in details.|
|5||Our School onthe Watershed||Marathi, Hindi, English, Telugu||VCD||16min||The successful implementation of a Watershed Development Program not only improves local water resources and agricultural activity but also enhances social cohesion, helps in women?s development, etc..through the ?watershed plus? activities. However, in Gunjalwadi, a small village near Sangamner (Dist. Ahmednagar), Watershed Development directly affected the lives of the students of its school and how! The school led by its dedicated teachers has revolutionized the concept of ?hands on? education with its enthusiastic students. The students have not only learned about watershed development but have actively taken part in developing the area around their school. These activities are entirely managed by the students and they have developed a self sustaining model from funds raised by working on the Watershed Project. Here is an example for all schools, of how the subject of environment can be taught to students playfully but effectively and how we can nurture responsible future citizens.|
|6||Enkindled Hope, Resurgent Spirits||English, Hindi||VCD||21min||The successful implementation of a Watershed Development Program not only improves local water resources and agriculture activity but also improves social cohesion, helps the women?s sector, micro finance etc through the ?watershed plus? activities. The self help groups of the women give them a space to come together, discuss their problems, hopes and work out ways ahead collectively.
For many of the women, the SHG gave them the opportunity to step out of their houses, experience the world outside their own villages and built up their self esteem and confidence. All these are the steps on the road to empowerment. This film is the compilation of the experiences of many such women who have found strength in the unity and solidarity of their groups. While they have come far, they have dreams of taking up bigger and bigger challenges in the future ? with the assured support of their groups.
|7||Vaijubabulgaon: A story of transformation||Marathi, English||VCD||41min||Integrated watershed development brings with it a drastic transformation in the face of a village. It not only regenerates natural resources, it also brings alive the watershed community who have come together, often for the first time, to work unitedly for own development. In VaijuBabulgaon (TalukaPathardi, District Ahmednagar), despite three consecutive years of severe drought, the village still had sufficient water for drinking and for their animals. This is their story in their own words telling of the process they went through, their understanding of the work and the transformation it brought about in their lives.
The film will serve as useful awareness generation and training material for new entrants into the field of watershed development wishing to take up similar activities in their own areas.
|8||Charaibandi:A Ban on Free Grazing||English, Marathi, Hindi||VCD||39min||The ban on free grazing in treated areas, which is one of the "non negotiable" of the watershed program, holds different meaning for different stakeholders in the program. While it ensures protection of the treatments undertaken and survival of plantation done, it also adversely affects the herding community, who are usually the poorest in the watershed, in the form of additional work to cut and carry fodder for their livestock. The main opposition to this ban on free grazing comes from them. This film makes an attempt to see the situation from different perspectives. While some of the herders see the advantages of the watershed program in terms of increased water and fodder which has greatly benefitted them, others just are not willing to accept that they be made the sacrificial lambs to this developmental initiative which is supposed to benefit the entire watershed community. It is very necessary that their needs too, be taken into consideration and sensitive ways forward be found which are acceptable to all. Once the trees have gained sufficient height, methods like controlled grazing could be adopted.|
|9||Garamsur||English||VCD||25min||For a village so small, remote and relegated to eternal poverty, one would expect its inhabitants to welcome the Watershed Programme with open arms. After the all programme brought with it the much needed funds and employment. Yet the village Garamsur chose otherwise. The ?power centres? of the village felt threatened by this programme which sought to empower common people. Ostensibly, the issue raised was charaibandi or ban on free grazing, but in reality, the village sought to be divided on caste lines. A group of dedicated people from the village took up the challenge. They mobilized women?s Self help groups. As the groups flourished, more and more women joined in, women even from the ?dissenting? families. This was women?s power. The change in attitude came in slowly, but surely. The entire village joined the Watershed Programme and completed the pogramme before its deadline! This is a moving story of the triumph of sincerity, hard work and perseverance over village ?powers? and certainly of the important role which can be played by women in bringing about lasting changes.|
|10||Dongaon: U Turn to Fortune||English||VCD||21min||Dongaon (TalukaBiloli, Dist. Nanded) was a village divided into two political factions. A rivalary so harsh that any work involving the entire village community was impossible. A severe drought made the entire village sit up and think. The only hope was the Watershed Development Programme offered by the Watershed Organisation Trust, (WOTR). But there was a catch. The watershed programme stipulated the participation of the entire village. So would the ?leaders? bury their hatchet and rise above the rivalary? Would community spirit win over individual egos? Would Dongaon reverse its (mis) fortunes by embracing watershed development? The Dongaon Watershed Project was facilitated by SanskritiSamvardhanMandal. ?Dongaon ? U turn to fortune? is an important case study for individuals and organizations involved in the development sector.|
|11||Shramadaan: A Labour of Hope||Marathi, Hindi, English, Telugu||VCD||21min||The concept of Shramdaan or contribution of labour, has been prevalent for ages. However, most of the times, we witness that Shramdaan is done to construct a temple or a small village utility. To convince the entire village to do shramdaan for a developmental project is an immense task, even if the development will be beneficial to the village, there are problems. These range from traditional notions about Shramdaan to the downright selfish yet relevant questions, ?How will doing Shramdaan benefit me??. Then there are issues ranging from politics to spiritual make up of people, landholding patterns to severity of drought, from government schemes which do not expect contribution, to schemes which expect people?s contribution. This film attempts to expose yet not analyse, (the analysis is for the viewer to do) the various issues arising in Shramdaan. It studies examples of various villages, the problems faced by them and solutions found by them in their unique situations. After all Shramdaan is the first step towards self help.|
|12||Wadgaon||Marathi||VCD||45min||While doing retrospection of the progress achieved in the village active villagers cherish their memories and enjoy the developmental changes occurred at Wadgaon in district Aurangabad, where none of the villagers knew about even ABC of the Watershed Project. Because of LoksathiPratishtans lead all villagers decided to implement the Watershed development work in Wadgaon.The film ?Wadgaon :KimyaPanlotachi ? systematically discloses the secret of success of the project.Right from seeking permission from forest department up to implementation of the project it?s a magnificent experience to watch how this small village got transformed itself in a progressive one through the watershed work .To list some of the advantages villagers has received out of watershed project are: Ban on alcohol, Repayment of loan, awareness and confidence building, conscious concretization, increased crop production.|
|13||Relearning From Reality||Marathi, English||VCD||24min||In March 2004, Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) in collaboration with the Karl Kubel Foundation, Germany and the international Foundation for Agriculture and Development, Italy organized an Exposure and Dialogue Programme (EDP). The EDP which is actually an immersion into the lives of the rural people This help the participants to get ?first hand? experience of the life of the people. This helps them to understand how people perceive their own situation with respect to natural resources conservation.This turn helps the policy makers and practitioners formulate relevant and appropriate developmental policies and strategies. The EDP participants visited and stayed in four villages from WOTR?s implementation area in Akole region of Ahmednagar district. They had the opportunity to get a first hand idea of life in the village, how the watershed development effort was implemented and the perception of resulting changes as experienced by the villagers themselves. This video elaborates on the theme of EDP the learning of the watershed dwellers and also of the visiting participants. It?s a learning and reflection tool for us too!|
|14||Experiences of VWC in Maharashtra||Marathi, English||VCD||26min||In the implementation of a watershed development project, the Watershed Committee has an important role to play. The more representative, transparent and efficient is the Watershed Committee, the better is the quality of the watershed work and the overall development of the village. Through its more than ten years of work, the Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) has been able to establish many such watershed committees throughout the State of Maharashtra. Experiences of Watershed Committee members on important issues like watershed development, village development, women?s empowerment etc? are depicted in this video film. Members of the watershed committee have shared their views about the effots made, difficulties faces, solutions explored, their achievements and also failures.The video explores different issues and situations, changes that occurred from self centered attitudes to owning social responsibility, the relationship between natural resources conservation and daily village life, consequences of leadership etc. The beauty of this video is that the Watershed Committee members themselves are at centre stage. They express themselves, their new perception, experiences in their own earthy and inimitable style.|
|15||Chaluya||Marathi||VCD||40min||In India, where Poverty, drought Loan, migration being a long tell, the message that, Nothing on this Earth can stop women when she decides to transform the situation, is well conveyed through the film ?ChaluyaSwawlambnachyaVatevar?.The film begins with women?s decision to step out of house and form SHGs through which they discover and share new things. While supporting each other, this is just the beginning of their long voyage towards self reliance. Creating various Savings source as a substitute for the moneylenders to avail loans might be the first step toward this journey.This entire process of building SMS benefits the village women in many dimensions /aspects. Through this women not only learn to solve their problem fearlessly at their end but also they very well understand that coming together might prove helpful in solving their problems related to village development and also give them courage to face social inequality. No doubt women had taken a big leap towards Self Help though miles to go yet??.WOTR had been always besides these women through the journey.|
|16||Ridge to Valley||Marathi, Hindi, English||VCD||22min||Our environment is progressively getting degraded because of overexploitation of natural resources. In a degraded landscape with little or no tree cover, and subsequently little soil cover, rainwater is not able to percolate into the ground. We lose rich top soil with this running water, which flows away into the streams. It is a vicious cycle ? no top soil, no vegetation, increased run off of water and further erosion of top soil. Holistic watershed development is the answer to break this vicious cycle.This video film explains the importance of the ?Ridge to Valley? approach. It explains the various area treatments in non-arable waste land, cultivable land and also speaks about drainage line treatments. This video film highlights the technical and social components and the reasons why watershed work should start from the ridge and progress downwards towards the valley.|
|17||Water Gives Life||Marathi, Hindi, English||23min||"Water gives Life" is an attempt to understand the importance of natural resource management through Watershed Development for creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for poverty alleviation. This film focuses on the importance of community participation in resource conservation and management, since it is the concerned community, which is in constant interaction with their environment. The ownership of the project by these stakeholders is a precondition for its success and sustainability. The film also looks into the principles of the watershed management and its impacts.
This film draws upon the experiences and works of Watershed Organisation Trust, (WOTR) / Indo-German Watershed Development Programme (IGWDP).
|18||The Silent Unfolding||English||DVD||20min||In 1996, a weary, drought ravaged Darewadi, turned towards Watershed Development as a last resort. They had not much to lose, for they had lost nearly everything to the devastating drought which had an extended stay in that region.The Watershed Development project implemented by the Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) Ahmednagar was completed by 2002. Since then Darewadi has never looked back.WOTR has a few hundred successful ?Darewadis? in its ever growing portfolio of projects. Projects which aim at eradicating rural poverty by regenerating the environment and addressing developmental issues in rural areas in a professional, no-nonsense approach. "The Silent Unfolding" is not just about the transformation of one village. It is about the philosophy and approach adopted by WOTR which is creating a silent revolution, a movement by the people themselves for their development and progress.|
|19||Swarajyachya Watevar||Marathi, Hindi||VCD||28min||The growth and Prosperity of any Country is relatively dependant on overall development of the villages of that country. The term village development means natives control on the local resources. After implementing such independent system ownership should remain with the native people this is the most important idea behind this. The film:SwarajyachyaVatevertells us about the local leadership and the process of establishing the organization. How to ensure maximum representation and participation from each class/level in the society to serve primary needs of the village in a better way is demonstrated in the film. When villagers by taking initiative, willingly accept responsibility of village development then only they set for journey towards self reliance. WOTR had been giving continuous support to the villagers in their efforts during this voyage.|
|20||The Story of Painting||English||DVD||14min||This docu-drama has been filmed in Naralewadi (Dist. Jalna, Maharashtra) where WOTR has implemented Renewable Energy based technologies such as biogas plants, solar LEDs, etc. The intervention was made to stop traditional fuel consumption in the village (fuel wood, kerosene lamp, cow dung, etc.) which has been adversely affecting the health of the inhabitants and their ecosystem. The impact and the transformation following this project have been brought out in this film through Rama?s painting?.|
|21||Damalwadi & Wazar (Safe drinking water project)||Marathi, English||VCD||25min||Damalwadi and Wazar were two drought prone villages of Maharashtra, where availability of drinking water was a perennial problem. This short film tells the story of how the Samyukt Mahila Samiti (Apex Body of Women's Self Help Groups) challenged tradition and together resolved the water issue.The women were the most affected by this. The requirements to implement WOTR?s clean and safe drinking water project? were do able yet challenging.|
|22||Khadkipada: A tale of development an account of transformation||Marathi, English||VCD||24min||This is the story of the journey of a tribal village, from darkness towards the light. Distress migration, indebtedness to money-lenders, ill health and illiteracy was a way of life. All seemed hopeless! The scenario changes with a self help effort facilitated by WOTR.
Caring for the land that they once exploited suddenly brings in the returns. The well water level rises, land becomes more productive, horticulture is introduced and there is a reason to stop the migration. Women too find a space to come together meaningfully. Now they see a ray of hope!
|23||Pirewadi: A story of Success||Marathi, English||VCD||28min||Pirewadi in the Newspapers The determination of the Pirewadi people.A friendship with WOTR. ?Pirewadi villagers anxiously await the rains?|
|24||Jambhore: Try again and you will succeed||Marathi, English||VCD||38min||The inhabitants of Jambhore, a small tribal village in the Dhule district are mainly engrossed in festive activities. Surviving on the natural resources of their village, they are oblivious of the depletion of these resources. They are unaware of the potential they have to resolve these issues. When WOTR enters the village, only difficulties seemed to surface.|
|25||Mohane: A new thought! A new direction!||Marathi, Hindi & English||VCD||26min||Four tiny tribal hamlets each struggling to survive independently. WOTR sees that they all belong to one watershed. Is there a way of bringing them together? Would they be prepared to come together?|
|26||Kholvihir: A green transition||Marathi, English||VCD||27min||Impact of Watershed work. Facts for year 2000 & 2006
Water column 28 feet from surface -> Well water column 15 feet from surface.
One rainfed crop -> Two and sometimes three (irrigated) crops
Distress migration -> Work within the village
Money-lenders thrive-> Womenss SHGs addressing small needs
Unavailability of safe drinking water ->Potable tap water in each house
|27||Pangra||Marathi, English||VCD||18min||Obstruct the soil and let water seep in was the slogan to revive the environment. Multiple cropping was now possible for the farmer due to the improvement in agriculture. There was an increase in well water level where water is now sufficient throughout the year. Farmers are using this water judiciously. Since Labour is now available in the village villagers are not migrating to other villages for sugarcane cutting. School going children are not deprived of their education. The percentage of school attendance is now increased. Pangra village is now showing development in all aspects like health, education and cleanliness. Environment and next generation is getting a rejuvenating lift.|
|28||Tamkadwadi||Marathi||VCD||12min||Tamkadwadi is a village which lies in the mountainous region at the Nasik districts of Maharashtra. Initially this village was recognized as a drought prone area with huge water shortage. The villagers had to depend on tankers for drinking water for 4 to 5 months a year????.The watershed development program has helped the villagers improve their financial condition. Availability of sufficient water in the wells, increase in the agriculture yield, formation of self help groups to give an ensure to their financial problem and the well fed fields personify peace and harmony in the village|
|29||The Rain Trappers||English, Hindi||DVD & VCD||15min||Watershed Organisation Trust, (WOTR), was established in 1993 in Ahmednagr, Maharashtra. The aim of WOTR is to support village communities in eradicating their poverty by regenerating their environment through watershed development. To achieve this objective, WOTR, together with its partners, seeks to mobilize the creative potential of the watershed dwellers making this a people?s movement. WOTR also assists NGOs and other VSHGs interested in watershed development by extending them support to build up their capacities.
Today WOTR has come a long way from its specialization ? trapping Rainwater. WOTR has programs for children, women, non-conventional energy and micro-finance through Sampada Trust, its sister concern.
|30||Sowing Seed Of Empowerment||Marathi, English||VCD||24min||The film is based in Nandurbar and Dhule region, Famous for its red chillies; it is a district with highest tribal population in Maharashtra. WOTR?s sister nonprofit Sampada work?s along with the women here to encourage savings. The women self help group procure and distribute seeds to the women. A kitchen garden in the backyard is the key to self reliance, saving as well as nutrition and health. Women tasted self reliance. Women in Runmali were divided along caste lines. Once they got together, they challenged all old beliefs, including that banking was a man?s job. They supported each other in giving loans in sickness to extending credit for a beauty parlours enterprise. Once inspired, the survival became a success story.|
|31||My Place Under The Sun||Marathi, English||VCD||24min||Amravati district is the orange growing country. The women do not experience poverty, but they also have no sense of identity. The film captures their spirit to discover themselves, by the self help groups. Dressed in a sari, heads covered rushing around to get things done. Renting loudspeakers, to cooking vessels to keep the money coming. Women in Wardha district are not only being seen in public life, but they are also being heard. They took initiative to organize a Self Respect rally on issue of farmers committing suicides, recently they see development in a new light by getting Solar lights, a toilet and dignity in each home. They have set up a separate, independent Gram Sabha of Women. Their applications are now taken seriously in Government offices. Way to go women rules your world.|
|32||We Help Ourselves||Marathi, English||VCD||28min||The migrants from Beed and Ahmednagar region, the sugarcane cutters may add sweetness to many lives. They are bitter about migrating. Sampada has touched the lives of 2100 women. The men made disparaging remarks, until women resolved to prove themselves. They stepped out in the night, if need be to conduct their business meetings. They got drinking water in the village of Parchundi. Women have started taking their own decisions and solving their own problems. With their individual development, they have also started thinking of the village development also. Their journey has begun on the path of progress.|
|33||Rise Of the New Dawn||Marathi, English||VCD||15min||Women are the care providers, of all but their own self. The women empowerment program in 150 villages is about realizing their true potential. With Sampada Trust, they receive training in entrepreneurship to manage small scale businesses from selling bangles to dried fish, to preparing manure and selling it. It is the Self ? Help groups that make the difference, in their confidence levels. As a collective group their outshine darkness all around them. It is like ?The lamp is mine but the light is ours?|
|34||Purushwadi||Marathi, English||VCD||14min||A Tale of a Village. The face and fate of the tiny hamlet of Purushwadi in the Sahyadri mountain ranges has changed completely thanks to the Watershed Development Programme. Success of the program can be attributed to the villagers participation in watershed related activities under the guidance of WOTR. Now that the balance of forest, soil and water has been restored the nature is blossoming in the village again.|
|35||On the path of the Prosperity||Marathi, English||VCD||31min||"On the Path of Prosperity" documents the vivid transformation in the lives of the villagers of Hiware and Chimthalwal in Maharashtra brought about due to the implementation of watershed activities initiated by WOTR. While it explains the process of watershed development through its two phases of capacity building and execution, it also focuses on how the ground reality of the villages changes from barren and infertile patches of land to fertile regions capable of producing up to two crops a year. Alongside watershed development there takes place related progress through the empowerment of women, the setting up of self help groups and health care. It also highlights the importance of voluntary labour (shramdaan) that ultimately helps in leading the villages to a status of self sufficiency and even prosperity.
Both Hiware and Chimthaval have experienced reverse migration and witnessed a leap in entrepreneurship because of watershed projects. Visually captivating, the film also includes firsthand accounts of farmers and enterprising women whose lives have undergone a tremendous change for the better.
|36||Participatory Net Planning: A tool for People's Involvement and Sustainability||English||VCD||15||Participatory Net Planning (PNP), developed by WOTR in 1995, is today a well known and widely adopted methodology for the planning and implementation of participatory watershed development projects in India. PNP is a gender inclusive methodology that actively engages stakeholders in the development and management of their land and common resources.
This film gives an over view of the philosophy and approach of the PNP methodology as well as provides a step by step outline of how PNP is actually done in the field. A software package that greatly facilitates preparation of a Net Plan is also available at WOTR.
|37||Wasundhara: New Vistas, New Directions||Hindi, English||DVD||45 min||WOTR's Wasundhara Guidelines and its various successful facets was an ideal methodology to take up the challenge of breaking into new territories of Madhya Pradesh for the WOTR team.ÿ For this, we chose 8 villages from 3 districts of Madhya Pradesh.
Community organisation, capacity building, engendering full, institutionalized participation of the people into the various aspects of Watershed Development were some of the key noteworthy features of the project.ÿ The success is reflected in how this is now established into an institutionalized framework and has become a way of life in these 8 villages.
This film traces the beginnings, follows the project implementation in its entirerity and tells the story of these experiences that can go towards strengthening initiatives for empowering villages not onlyÿin Madhya Pradesh but also in the many villages of India.
|38||Hamaar Haar Pahaar (Our fields, Our Forest) - A collaborative Watershed Development experience||Hindi, English||DVD||32min||Hammar Haar Pahaar is the story of 3 villages- Partala, Dongaria and Katangi- 3 villages in Mandla district, Madhya Pradesh and their journey of transformation. Under the WOTR-Wasundhara program, the community came together and turned their impoverished migration to holistic, green prosperity.
The WOTR-Wasundhara program combining socio-economic empowerment with Watershed development has managed to break the vicious cycle of land degradation, water scarcity, poverty and migration and other associated issues typical to most rural communities today. Through this multi-faceted program, ecosystem rejuvenation and social cohesiveness come together to bring about positive change.