9th Annual Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival

CCS Centre for Civil Society Jeevika

9th Annual Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival

Date:31 August - 2 September 2012 |Venue: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India


For Immediate Release
New Delhi

Hide under my soleThursday 30 August 2012-Stepping out to try something different this weekend? Come experience Jeevika 2012 and be exposed to films that shed light on little known facts and inspire perspective that is fresh and reinvigorating. Centre for Civil Society (CCS), a Delhi based, public policy think tank, presents the 9th Annual Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival, a unique festival highlighting livelihood issues of individuals and communities in Asia that will initiate public debate and stimulate critical thinking on issues affecting various communities.

18 documentary films (13 professionals and 5 students) will be screened during the Festival at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi from 31 August - 2 September. This year the festival received 68 documentaries. The documentaries touch upon various fascinating and thought-provoking stories such as the rare documentary about Mumbai's night rat killers that got a theatre release only in 3 Indian metros, the pangs of tribal girls forced into sex work, the discord created in the peaceful setting of seaweed collectors and many more issues of livelihood.

Rat RaceOn the first day, acclaimed filmmakers Supriyo Sen and Amlan Datta will screen and discuss some of their work to introduce the audience to the world of documentary film making. The following days' events promise to engage the viewers with talks, panel discussions and screenings, including an interaction led by Nandan Saxena & Anasuya Vaidya high lighting the power of films and their ability to affect public policy. Apart from screening of the films and discussions, there will be performances and talks by eminent economists Anjan Roy and Amir Ullah Khan as part of the award ceremony. Entry to the festival is free.

National award winning filmmaker, Subhash Ghai will felicitate the winners on the final day at the prize distribution ceremony.

The documentary festival is a part of the larger Livelihood Freedom Campaign of CCS called 'Jeevika' which helps develop public policy measures to clear the path for livelihood freedom, especially for those who value it the most.

Manoj Mathew, Director of the festival, looks forward to a successful Jeevika 2012 and cordially invites everyone to participate in a festival that promises to leave a lasting impact on the gathering.

To know more about the event visit Jeevika website or please contact:

Daphne Vallado
Mobile: +91 9910667576
Email: daphne@ccs.in
Sadaf Hussain
Mobile: +91 9953133868
Email: sadaf@ccs.in