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Sangha Majha Bapala (Tell My Father)

CCDS presents its latest documentary film, directed by Soumitra Bhattacharya, on the child rights movement building up in more than 60 villages in Latur district of Maharashtra. These are drought-prone villages from where dalit labour migrate to the lush green sugarcane fields of western Maharashtra. Often, the dalits take their children with them to work the fields. But not any more. Now the children are demanding that they be allowed to go to school. They are asking why the entitled scholarships are not being granted to them, why they cannot eat the midday meal alongside the rest of the children.

Soumitra Bhattacharya was awarded the Infochange Media Fellowship 2008 to make this film.
Duration: 15 mins