We are a travel-based, not-for-profit, social-work-through-art organization. At the core, we are on a mission to spread awareness about the ill-effects of a paradigm that is built along the lines of selfish-competition. Through our documentaries, art-based collaborations and community development projects we are striving to explore the negative aspects of a capitalistic/selfish way of life and in the process to also find alternative modes of community living. An attempt to shift the foundation of our society from selfish-competition to mutual co-operation is at the crux of what drives us.
What happens when we treat everyone’s problems as our own? What change occurs when we treat entire society as our own family? What happens when a person includes entire humanity into his/her circle of ‘me’ and ‘my’?
These are some of the key questions that we wish to raise and answer through our documentary and social work efforts.
As a part of #DriveForChange, our first campaign, we drove non-stop through various rural and tribal regions of India for an entire year. - Documenting culture, life and socio-economic challenges of various communities and initiating necessary community development projects to empower them all along.
1)Traveling is at the core of our work. We travel into rural/tribal areas or uncharted routes based on our own research of the communities residing in these regions.
2) When we visit an area, we live with the local communities for an extended period of time. This helps us to understand their issues better and hence allows us to document the ground reality.
3) During our stay with the community, we also identify development and community support projects through which we can empower and support various individuals and communities.
4) In collaboration with our local social organization partners, Funding partners, and Crowd funding we implement these development projects and closely monitor their execution and progress.
"Since everyone we meet is part of our family, making maximum effort to solve their problems is our responsibility. Hence we document about social issues and human interest stories to raise awareness about an individual’s or community’s struggles. But we don’t stop there. Because it is not enough to just talk about one’s family’s problems. In order to support them, with the help of our funders and partners, we also extend necessary support to those we meet, live with and document about."
"We are a non-profit documentary/digital media and social work organization that is supported by the people, for the people. Our journey began with support from hundreds of our brothers and sisters through crowd funding and it is still a critical part of how we sustain ourselves and implement our community development/support projects. "
"We cannot solve our individual and social problems unless we understand the root causes behind them. All of our issues stem from our psychological, philosophical conditioning based upon predominant social norms and values. We are on a mission to address and re-shape the very foundation of our existing social construct. Join the movement."
b. our team
We are driven by a small yet efficient team of dedicated individuals that believe in our vision.
Documentary Photographer/Film Maker.
Script writer/Film maker
It is not just rest of my human family, it is yours too. Crowd funding plays a crucial role in enabling us to raise the funds required for our various community development projects. Take a look various crowd funding campaigns and choose the cause you would like to support. You can make a difference to remote, rural and tribal communities that are in need of your support.
Vardhana. Education Sponsorship
(₹ 9,30,000 / ₹ 18,00,000)
Empowering as many bright, dedicated and underprivileged children to complete their education, at any stage of their academic career (from school to post graduation) as possible. Allowing them to realize their true potential unafected by their personal financial situation at any step of their journey.
To provide diagnostic infrastructure and healthcare services through medical camps in remote and disconnected tribal villages of Bastar, Chattisgarh. The primary focus also includes overall improvement in health conditions, prevention of diseases, reduction in mortality rate, collection of health-related data and spreading awareness about hygiene and healthy practices among tribals.
‘Rest Of My Family’ is a social-work-through-art initiative. Through the very design of our project, we aim to propagate a philosophy and a responsible way of looking at social issues through works of art. The aim is to use conventional and experimental modes of expression/art-forms- mix-media, multimedia art forms, documentary films, photo stories in order to bring about an engaging and long lasting social movement and transformation.
To provide a community bus to the ghost town of Dhanushkodi, TN. Dhanushkodi has no public infrastructure present.There are no schools, hospitals, post office, police station or any other public services functioning in the area. The nearest hospital is almost 13 km away, most of the kids are enrolled in schools in Rameshwaram and all 236 families residing there have to travel to Rameshwaram to get basic supplies. With funds from Kara Foundation we have managed to provide the fishing community of Dhanushkodi with a community bus that has connected the settlement.
Biate community is a largely ignored and obscure minority. They are an endangered community and there are only 15,000 - 20,000 Biate people in the world today. Most of the community resides on both sides of the Assam-Meghalaya border region with 17 villages in Assam and 25 on the Meghalaya side.
To provide a mobile home lighting system capable of recharging through solar together with street lights around the tribal hamlet in order to ensure safe and easy movement during non-daylight hours as the hamlet is frequented by wild animals.