Update 2007. After the training
In January 2002 all the former trainees joined Jandarshan Chhattisgarh Media Centre as production staff. Soon afterwards some began to move on.
Contacts are provided only if known to be active in 2007.
Left after six months. Set up NGO Drksakshi. http://www.drksakshi.org/index.html
as a base for social work and video production.
2005 - Drksakshi started a balangan (children’s space) in a Bhilai slum. This is a school for children who do not go to a government school.
2006 - started Janani video center to train some students from the Balangan in videography and photography as vocational skills.
Productions in 2007 include:
‘Anjaam’ (20 min)
Documentary on inequality in education.
Contacts. Tel +91 788 6535019 firstname.lastname@example.org
2005 – Left to join Sunil Kumar’s new newspaper ‘Chhattisgarh Daily’ as a journalist.
Pankaj Sudheer Mishra
2003 - left Jandarshan for freelance work in Bombay.
2007 - working in Bombay as scriptwriter and director on TV drama series ‘Bombay Lawyers’.
Contact: (mob) (986) 902-1239
Worked for Jandarshan as cameraperson and editor. Also directed.
2005 - took on responsibility for training course.
2007 – left Jandarshan.
Left Jandarshan after about one year.
2003/07 – tutoring; occasional video editing for drksakshi; set up and ran after school centre for slum children who attend state school but are in danger of dropping out. (This is separate from the Drksakshi Balangan for children who do not go to school at all.)
Left Jandarshan during 2002 to develop family photography business after his father died. Put brother in charge and returned to Jandarshan.
2005 - Left to become stills photographer with Sunil Kumar’s new newspaper ‘Chhattisgarh Daily’.
Ramesh Kumar Kurre
2004 - died in road accident while working for Jandarshan.
2007 - still working with Jandarshan
Kamlesh Kumar Sahu
2004 - obtained advanced training place with a Thompson Foundation project under the EU-India Cross Cultural Programme. Cooperated with a Danish trainee to make a documentary on alcoholism in their two countries.
Left Jandarshan at the end of 2005.
2006 - obtained job as producer with Lok Sabha TV in Delhi. Working there at the end of 2007,
Raghvendra Chand Singh
Worked for Jandarshan mainly as producer and/or director.
2007 – left Jandarshan
2004 - Took unpaid leave to take up an editing job in Calcutta.
2005 - Left Jandarshan and found work as video editor in Delhi.
2007 - in Delhi working as video editor for Vickram Bahl – editing TV news and documentary. See www.itmn.net
2005 - left Jandarshan to go freelance.
2007 - freelance work included job as production coordinator and researcher for a film for Al-Jazira International Television.