Non-fiction short filmmaking is a relatively under-utilised and under-explored instrument of bringing about social change. However it can be a powerful tool for achieving multiple objectives for social entrepreneurs, incubators and investors alike.
Non-fiction Short Films (sometimes also referred to as Impact Films) communicate social impact, showcase causes and engage viewers unlike any other medium. Filmmaking may sound intimidating to most social good brands. We try to simplify this process in this post.
An article in Forbes written by Daniela Papi discusses that it is best to stay away from your impactees’ background stories and only focus on the business aspect of your social good brand while promoting it. We beg to differ. Here’s why.
Mitti is an initiative to nurture and promote Indian handicraft and the cause of the artisans. It is an initiative that takes you back to your unique cultural roots in the face of an all pervading globally homogeneous cultural identity . With this vision, Mitti organises workshops cum exhibitions where artisans come from various regions of the country and demonstrate the technique of their craft to students of architecture and design studies.
Self Help Groups or SHGs have been working as vehicles of economic self sustenance and socio-cultural empowerment of poor and low income groups, especially rural women over last three decades. In the emerging scenario of a For-Profit Social Enterprise, SHGs may prove to be important and useful partners in building inclusive yet profitable ventures to alleviate poverty and deliver sustainable solutions.
Films tug at the viewers’ hearts evoking empathy. Discussing 4 critically acclaimed social impact films that have brought the deepest dark corners of society to light.
The social impact of a small movie can be very strong. Social disruption through creativity and in this case film can be hugely inspirational, empowering and impactful to create positive change. – Ashoka. Journeying through the rising importance of impact laden Filmmaking in delivering a positive change.
Applying Data Science to Social Good: Live Hangout With Vinod Chandrashekar, Leader Of DataKind India Chapter
DataKind applies Data science for solving problems of mission-driven organizations. In this Hangout, I chat with Vinod Chandrashekar, Head of its India Chapter. I asked him about how they work with Social sector, interesting projects in India and their vision for India. Take a listen.
In the globalized and market-led world of today, consumers have choice of products. For far too long we have bought or used products that have pandered to our naked consumerism over planet and people. Time to change our preferences. Commercial brands have a great opportunity to bring about social good by changing consumer preferences towards sustainable and ethically made products.