We aim to be a self-supporting organisation. One of the ways we are working to achieving this is by developing excellent products, such as books, films, and music for children. Consider ordering one of our beautifully designed books or exciting film.
Films: (to order, email
Children Playing Gods (2008, 61 mins, Hindi and English with English subtitles)
During the festival of the Ramlila, the streets of the city of Varanasi, India, are transformed into dramatic stages, where the "gods" descend onto the earth and 'play', in the form of children. A group of actors, artists, and teachers worked with children from a Ramlila neighbourhood to teach theatre, history, and self-identity. They encountered support and prejudice from the community and a child's world unforgiving in its realities and universal in its imagination and discoveries. This film is about their journey.
Anupriya (2006, 26 mins, Hindi with English voiceover)
Designed for children in elementary and early middle school, this film is about a typical day in the life of a young girl growing up in Varanasi, a small town in northern India. An interactive voiceover is written especially for children.
Images of Indian Children: Work and Play (2005, 30 mins, Hindi with English subtitles)
This film takes the viewer through images of children at home, in school, and outdoors in Varanasi, to catch a glimpse of what they learn, formally and non-formally. The film raises questions such as, "How is childhood viewed?" "What space belongs to children?" and "Are children being taught in the 'right' ways?"
Books: (to order, email
The Kingdom of Banaras
Kajal's Night Flight
Irfana Ma'am and the Phuljhari
Little Daddy and the Chutney