Audio Visuals

CFAR's involvement in the area of research, communication and advocacy has provided us with valuable opportunities to experiment and use innovative and effective mediums of communication like audio visual to capture and address the concerns of marginal communities including poor.

In order to address 'missing' voices in the media and the inadequate representation of communities on issues that affects them the most; we capacitate and empower them through innovative and simple audio visual tools to ensure that their voices become part of the public discourse.

Today CFAR has experience in addressing the Information Education and Communication (IEC) needs of programmes across the sectors, regions and issues. Audio visual is one of the IEC supports that we provide to various programmes.

Making Governance Inclusive and Pro-Poor, The Sahay Single Window

10 mins
This film traces the intense struggle being waged by women from the marginalized communities. Almost every day, they are confronted with extreme experiences of neglect, denial and rejection and the subsequent exclusion from development opportunities and spaces.  They found a place to share and exchange experiences and aspirations, learn to collectively shape efforts and initiatives that can help reduce their vulnerabilities and strengthen their access to life affirming development opportunities. This place is 'Sahaya SIngle Window' The Single Window was launched in Bengaluru in August 2016 with the objective of integrating the marginal communities from the urban poor settlements of Bengaluru city in the development priorities and plan of the district A total of 2464 women from as many as 8 urban poor settlements have been collectivized to jointly design their participation in the governance of schemes and programmes meant for the development of urban poor.  Under the Sahaya Single Window, these women learn and educate each other about their rights, understand the development plans of the government and the within that, the opportunities they can avail of, for bettering their life situations.  Sahaya Single Window covers 13 settlements in Bengaluru. Till date, 4418 marginal women and their families are reached out to and 3571 beneficiaries are facilitated access to schemes. In order to facilitate inclusion of these households, CFAR partnered with 14 government departments.

The Making of a Survivor

19 min 55 sec
'The making of a Survivor' traces the journey of  survivors of domestic violence from a "victim" to a survivor This film is a collaborative initiative made possible by the many movers and shakers who walk the talk -Intrepid Survivors, Fellow Travelers, Decision Makers and Civil Society Partners.

Saboli Khadda-The Saga Continues....

5 minutes 37 seconds
As the name implies, Saboli Khadda is situated in a ditch twenty feet below the main road in northeast Delhi. Known for its brick kiln factory, Saboli Khadda came into existence 25 years ago. Since the area doesn’t fall under the jurisdiction of any of the official agencies, the residents are not even entitled to basic amenities like drinking water, pucca roads, drainage and sanitation. Most of the houses in the cluster are semi-pucca structures, made of bricks, without any plaster. There is no pipeline for drinking water. The entire population depends on two hand pumps installed by the local Councilor. The residents have to collect water from nearby areas in large cans that they have to lug all the way back to their homes. This backbreaking chore is of course left to the women and children. What is worse is that during the monsoon season, this settlement gets completely inundated, making it impossible for the residents to go out and fetch water or even buy essentials.  There is no proper drainage system in the settlement. Wastewater accumulates in the by-lanes and the situation worsens during the monsoon season, when water from higher areas also flows into the locality and accumulates in front of the houses. One can see stagnant water bodies in many areas, forcing residents including school going children and daily wagers to stay indoors.  At the beginning of our intervention we discovered a complete lack of sanitation facilities in the settlement. Our initial focus was to mobilize residents to demand for provisioning of basic services in the cluster. Acting as a catalyst, CFAR empowered the community women by setting up a Women’s Forum for voicing their concerns and seeking viable solutions. 

Taking Collective Action: Sharing the step by step process

5 minutes 27 seconds
Short film showcasing the work on sanitation done at the ground level at Shatri Mohalla in Delhi

Single Window_Part1_Where Minds Meet

7 mins 48 sec
AV Report - National Dissemination on Mainstreaming of Sex Workers: Sharing and Deliberating on the Single Window Experience in Seven Districts

Single Window_Part2_Closing the Ranks

7 mins 13 sec
The second day of national dissemination meet was following by a dialogue between sex worker activists, women and queer, health and human rights activists who have started perspective of social justice and human rights. The aim of this interaction was to broaden the sphere of mainstreaming and to understand and associate with campaigns and movements that are working on key concerns of various social groups and women's rights