Project Heartland captures the struggle of people from marginalised communities, mainly Dalits in Gujarat. It shows the courage and determination of Dalit women and men to assert for their rights despite all odds. By capturing these stories of struggle, Project Heartland wants these brave people to be known, recognised and be seen as inspiration to others. This video covers Episode 5 of the project:
In this YouTube mini series, we shall bring out different stories from the heartland of Gujarat which nobody tells. Episode 5 follows the story of Kiran bhai, who is fighting for the rights of scavengers. He himself has worked as a sweeper and understands the pain and plight of the scavengers personally. Know more about him and the situation of the scavengers of the region in which Kiran bhai is working. There have been so many debates on Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan. But to which extent it is working? And what is the situation of the people who actually clean India?
Pratik Parmar comes from a Gujarati Dalit family. He has been working in film industry since 2 years and has directed a documentary called ‘No more now’ which was screened at Budapest, Hungary, and Harvard university. Will soon be screened at other film festivals.