Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Being Indian

Via Rosa Vasanth's blog (in Tamil), I heard about Being Indian, a documentary that traces the lives of four kids. It has been shortlisted for BBC's "Best Documentary of the Year" contest, and as of now, is at second position. Voting closes on 4 December; the best six films will be broadcast in late December.

One of the episodes in the film is about Biru Malik, a Dalit child (you can watch a 15 second snippet on the BBC site). Like Vasanth, I too urge you to vote for this film, which could help the Dalits and other oppressed classes in our society by getting their cause some international visibility.

Please spread the word.