This film documents an unique initiative by the People's Coalition on Climate Change. As the discourse on climate change in India systematically bypassed the authentic ecosystem-dependent communities such as the adivasis, forest people, dalits, fishers, pastoralists a group of grassroots civil society organisations came together to form this coalition and take the debate directly to the local communities. Through a series of participatory exercises conducted with over 12 locations in five ecoystems and covered over 20 communities from Phek District of Nagaland, Narmada Valley of Madhya Pradesh, Baigachak of Chhattisgarh, Bhimora of Gujarat, Deogarh of Jharkhand, Niyamgiri Hills and Chilka of Orissa, Kodaikanal, Gulf of Mannar and Sivakasi of Tamil Nadu, Sunderbans of West Bengal and Zaheerabad of Andhra Pradesh, the Coalition was able to facilitate the communities to bring out their own charter on Climate Crisis. This is an inspirational charter that embodies the hopes and strengths that is characteristic of the local communities in India.
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Community Media Trust
Village Pastapur, Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, 500 220, India
Deccan Development Society
#101, Kishan Residency, Road No 5, Begumpet
Hyderabad – 500 016, Andhra Pradesh, India