Daily Archives: April 10, 2009

Watch it: Human trafficking in SE Asia

Sold: An MTV EXIT Special : Director: Charmaine Choo | Genre: Documentary | Produced In: 2007

Synopsis (from cultureunplugged.com): MTV EXIT present sold, a gripping documentary presented by Indian actress and UNFPA Ambassador, Lara Dutta. The Program introduces the tragedy of trafficking in South Asia where thousand of young girls and boys are sold into modern-day slavery. It features Pramila, an 18 year old girl who was trafficked from Nepal to a brothel in Pune ; Afsana, a 16 year old who was trafficked from her village in Bangladesh into forced domestic servitude in Kolkata; and Zakir who was just 11 when he was trafficked by his aunt into a zari factory. Their stories are told alongside those of other people from the trafficking chain including a middleman who preyed on young women in Mumbai before selling them brothels, a zari factory owner who has witnessed trafficking and exploitation and an inspirational trafficking survivors, Sarita who works as a border guard looking out for potential victims and traffickers. Sold provides a compelling look into this dark, inhuman, and exploitative world and shows how each one of us can help to prevent modern-day slavery.

take action:  Odanadi Seva Trust

Watch it: Mysore Style Painting

“When you concentrate, your eyes come in both at same places so that means he is concentrating on us…so he grants all of our wishes.”

Neela : Colors of Tradition : Director: SPARROW | Genre: Documentary | Produced In: 2006

Synopsis (from cultureunplugged.com): Neela Panch is a painter who paints in the traditional Mysore style of painting. She participated in the sixth visual history workshop of SPARROW which students and teachers and art enthusiasts attended. In the video notes made on this occasion, Neela Panch speaks about why she chose the traditional style of painting, how gods and goddesses and images from mythology form her subject, what challenges it holds for her and how much spiritual satisfaction it gives her. She also demonstrates the painting of a traditional image choosing a non-mythological image in traditional vibrant colors.

Sharath in Bali 19-24 October 2009

According to YogaMoves, the Australian branch of the KPJAYI, Sharath will be teaching 6 led primary classes in the mountain village of Ubud, Bali, 19-24 October 2009. Should there be enough intermediate students, Sharath will also conduct a 2nd series class.

This is a first time retreat with Sharath on the paradisiac Island of Bali, places are limited so book now!


Polio: The Final Inch Documentary

“A documentary about the historic effort to eradicate polio from the planet.  Premiered on HBO April 1st, 2009.”

The Final Inch

Learn more
Vermillion Pictures
The Final Inch Website
Polio Eradication