Access Livelihoods Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. is organising Tathya-II
, a Short And Documentary Film Festival, on 27th & 28th November, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium. Some of these documentaries were featured at "Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival" organised by the Centre For Civil Society in Delhi.
Bangladesh, with its 120 million people, is one of the most densely-populated countries in the world. It is also one of the world's biggest river deltas. Most of the inhabitants, who are mainly Islamic, live in the beautiful countryside. Although very fertile, overpopulation and frequent natural disasters make life a continuing struggle; 85% there live below the poverty line.
In 1983, Bengali professor Muhammad Yunus founded the Grameen Bank, which lends money to the poor and landless. Today, the bank works in 35,000 villages, and has more than 2 million borrowers, 94% of whom are women. During the documentary, Professor Yunus tells about the founding, development and future of the bank. When microfinance wasn't the villain, and poverty was - indeed, Mohammad Yunus seemed to have taken the first steps towards the impossible dream of a poverty-free world.
Tathya is an effort to help the underprivileged receive recognition for their indispensable contribution towards India's growth story. Through 17 award-winning documentaries and short films, ALC India aims to share the success stories of ordinary people - the unsung heroes - in their struggle to make their ends meet in earning a living with the ever-changing environment.
Tathya has been conceptualized by management graduates from institutes like IRMA, XIMB, NIAM, IMT and Symbiosis, who are all part of the organization ALC India. ALC India is a professional management consulting institution with a focus on Enterprise Promotion, Employment Generation, Equitable Economic development, and Empowerment of the economically-marginalized in the country.
Entry is free for everyone. Please contact ALC India at 4017-7321 for further details.