Sunday, December 21, 2008

Signal Red.

The American India Foundation has a Digital Equalizer program that brings digital education to thousands of children in India.

Through this program and Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) kids have a chance to make documentaries on a variety of topics.

Watch this video made by youth at Vidya in Delhi.

When I saw this short documentary, I was immediately reminded of Slumdog Millionaire. I'm not sure if you have gone to see this movie (if you have, let me know what you thought), but it is phenomenal. It was directed by Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandon and is based on the book Q&A. The movie underlines some of India's biggest socio-economic challenges. It has received attention all around the world, and will hopefully be nominated for an Oscar. Regardless of who you are or whether or not you have been to India, this movie is a must see. The children who act in the movie actually live in the slums themselves and are incredibly cute and hopeful. I am confident that you will walk away from Slumdog Millionaire touched and inspired.

To learn more about the Slumdog Millionaire go here:

To learn more about AIF or the Digital Equalizer Program go here:

To see more AYV videos go here:

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