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Jeevika 2008- Livelihood Documentary Competition

Contest: Jeevika- South Asia Livelihood Documentary Competition (Website)Jeevika

Organized by: The Centre for Civil Society

Key Dates:
Deadline for Application: July 15, 2008
Film Festival: August 28-31, 2008

For Whom:
Open to ALL filmmakers (student, amateur & professionals).

Jeevika, a South Asian documentary film festival on the issue of livelihood, is a search for documentaries that focus on legal and regulatory restrictions as well as socio – cultural norms and religious practices that prevent or constrain people from earning an honest livelihood in the vocation of their choice. It is a part of an attempt to bring policies in focus which have not been liberalized and keeping entry level professions under License Raj, thus keeping a nation under imposed poverty. Livelihood is a common issue that touches all other issues including poverty human rights, governance, labour welfare, tribal rights, minority rights, women empowerment, health, globalization, privatization, environment, agriculture, hunger and many more.

According to the Centre for Civil Society, Jeevika’s objectives include
– To take stock of films already made on livelihood issues
– To encourage young filmmakers to make documentaries on livelihood issues
– To provide filmmakers a platform to increase the impact of such films

Copies of winning films are sent around to various educational institutions and development organizations around the world.

Applications to this contest can be made online.

Details about Jeevika here
Application form here

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