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Video Resources in Bengali
Stories of Hope and Initiative
'Brikhshapatta' Turning Tree Pattas into Reality (Bengali)
- a North Bengal Gram Panchayat's successful implementation of Tree based Livelihoods for the poor
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'Pathikrit' [Wayfarer]
- an inspiring story of how a rural teacher planted a few hundred mango trees on either side of the road near his school which today benefits the entire community
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Treading new pathways in rural education (Bengali)
- a remote school in North Bengal puts to practice a vision of a localised conceptually appropriate education
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Resources Dubbed in Bengali
Ancient Futures - Learning from Ladakh (Bengali)
- the documentary film based on Helena Norberg-Hodge's classic book
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Animal Farm (Bengali)
- George Orwells classic on the vagaries of State power
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Economics of Happiness (Bengali)
- a film from 'Local Futures' on how localisation can give a new meaning to our ideas of progress
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The Buddha - the story of Siddhartha (Bengali)
- a PBS documentary abdridged and dubbed in Bengali for schoolchildren
Jonathan Livingstone Seagull (Bengali)
- Richard Bach's classic dubbed in bengali for the youth of Bengal
Mangroves of the Sunderbans (Bengali)
- a valuable EMRC (Kolkata) video produced under the guidance of Dr.Kumud Ranjan Naskar dubbed for the bengali speaking people of the Sunderbans
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Short Films
The Stranger (Bengali)
- a short story on how girls from rural areas are easy prey for traffickers
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Porichoy [Roots] (Bengali)
- a short film on how falling back on his rural roots helps a young man cope with the depression and travails of urban consumerism
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Prakrito [Nature] (Bengali)
- a story of a young rural woman who saves home & hearth through her skills for tree based livlihoods
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Akashi the Film
- a short film on Akashi the newly elected female Gram Pradhan
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Communicating audio-visually
A Parrot's Tale (Bengali)
- Rabindranath Tagore's classic 'Tota Kahini' brought to you through puppetry
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Shantiniketan (Bengali)
- archived clips relating Rabindranath Tagore's quest for a different type of education
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A Teacher' Tale (Bengali)
- story of a how a young rural teacher transforms a moribund school with the help of the Gram Panchayat
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Mala's Story
- a pictorial journey of Mala's efforts to better the lives of her neighbours with the help of her Gram Panchayat
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Mala's Nutrition Garden
- an animation of Mala's Nutrition Garden and how it inspires others to follow her footsteps
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'Swarnalata' [The Golden Vine]
- an animated short story on the environment and the consequences of its degradation
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Miyawaki's Rapid Afforestation (Bengali)
- collage of clips demonstrating Miyawaki's method of rapid afforestation
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Forests - Our Heritage, our Resource
- a film for schoolchildren on the forests of the Dooars in North Bengal
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Communities of the Dooars - their heritage & identity
- a documentary which delves into the rich culture and heritage of some of the many tribes and ethnic groups that have made the Dooars of North Bengal their home.
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Akashi's Panchayat
- an animated introduction to Local Self Government for schoolchildren through the story of a female Gram Panchayat Chairperson
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Global Warming
- a warning for our children on the legacy we are leaving for them
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The Jatra Theatrical Art Form
- a videographic introduction for rural aspirants of the theatrical 'Jatra' art form to launch their own productions
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Nursery
- an introduction to starting a nursery
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The Animated Ostad Singh Series
Ostad Singh's story about Mosquitoes
- Ostad Singh teaches children to be wary of mosquitoes and avoid diseases like malaria, dengue & filaria
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Ostad Singh's story on Flies
- Ostad Singh teaches children that flies are responsible for a lot of diseases & stomach ailments
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Ostad Singh on Worms
- Ostad Singh cautions children on the various types of worms they need to defend themselves against
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Ostad Singh saves Shikha
- Ostad Singh relates the dangers of trafficking and how he once saved a young girl
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Some audio-visual resources for schools
Jadab's Penchant for Trees
- a pictorial story of a farmer whose sole objective in life was to plant trees
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Young Mala
- the start of Mala's journey to have her own Nutrition Garden at home
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Ananda's Vegetable Garden
- how farmers can reach out to teach rural children their most important life skill for survival
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All about Water
- a video to instill an appreciation for the most valuable resource for life
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Gandhi
- some nuggets of wisdom that Gandhi has left for us
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Our Blue Earth
- satellite imagery that rural children will be in awe of
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All about Snakes
- an introduction to the snakes of rural Bengal and precautions or actions we might need to take
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The Song of the Forest
- an animation which speaks for itself on how urbanisation has deprived us of the song of the forest
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The Story of Spices (Part - 1)
- the mystery, history and legends around spices and how to grow them
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The Story of Spices (Part - 2)
- the mystery, history and legends around spices and how to grow them
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Chronicles of Tea
- a look at the history, growing and production of tea, made for the schoolchildren of North bengal
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Lets fortify our Body (Part-1)
- a series on Health and Hygiene for schoolchildren
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Lets fortify our Body (Part-2)
- a series on Health and Hygiene for schoolchildren
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Lets fortify our Body (Part-3)
- a series on Health and Hygiene for schoolchildren
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Lets fortify our Body (Part-4)
- a series on Health and Hygiene for schoolchildren
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Eat Well to Stay Well (Part-1)
- a series on Food & Nutrition for schoolchildren
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Eat Well to Stay Well (Part-2)
- a series on Food & Nutrition for schoolchildren
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Eat Well to Stay Well (Part-3)
- a series on Food & Nutrition for schoolchildren
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Eat Well to Stay Well (Part-4)
- a series on Food & Nutrition for schoolchildren
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Some more dubbed resources for schools
Nutrtion
- a Red Cross animated production on nutrition
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Plant Reproducation
- a well crafted animation dubbed in Bengali
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Seed Germination
- another well crafted animation dubbed in Bengali
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I Am a Tree
- teach them young the value of trees
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