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Re[View]

Re[View] is an initiative by FAIR that sifts through videos and images in the public domain, curates them theme-wise and brings them to multiple stakeholders in the management, development and social sector. Our curated content is not based on AI algorithms but instead relies on human touch, leveraging our experience and expertise across issues in the development sector. Re[View] also hopes that its curated content will enable the works of photographers and filmmakers to reach a larger but at the same time a more selective audience.

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200 Years Later

By retracing Francis Buchanan’s Journey of 1800-01 through parts of southern India, this major initiative by FAIR explores the historical dimension of development, in the broadest sense of the term. From comparisons in living standards to levels of agricultural productivity, from disruptions in technology to continuity in occupations, this on-going exploration puts together different facet of development using Buchanan’s Journey as a route map and a source of knowledge and information at the end of India’s pre-colonial era. social sector.

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Macroeconomic Analysis & Policy Studies

The Great Recession of 2008 fundamentally altered the world economy. After more than a decade, countries across the world continue to struggle against sluggish growth and high rates of unemployment. Drawing from Post-Keynesian economic theory and Modern Money Theory (MMT) in particular, MAPS conducts macroeconomic country studies to better understand the role of governments in macroeconomic management to achieve full employment with financial stability.

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Documentaries & Educational Films

Foundation To Aid Industrial Recovery
A HARD DAY’S LIFE
A Hard day’s life captures the day-to-day activity of a traditional toddy-tapper in Telangana. This seasonal occupation provides a much-needed alternative livelihood during the long summer months. But the work is hard – really hard – and risky …
Foundation To Aid Industrial Recovery
FISH FOR FOOD PROJECT
This film was made by FAIR for the FISH FOR FOOD project. Fish for food security in city regions is an innovative project funded by Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to conduct research in two countries, India and Ghana. Low price marine fish is an important and cheap source of protein and other micronutrients to address the issues of malnutrition. However, little is known about the food culture and habits among the diverse low- income communities in the city regions. Can availability, accessibility, quality and stability of fish supply play important role in addressing the malnutrition problem among these communities? This is the overriding objective of the FISH FOR FOOD project.
For more details on the project, contact: amalendu.jyotishi@gmail.com
Foundation To Aid Industrial Recovery
WEAVING A LIVING
Papaiah and his family undertake multiple activities to make ends meet; in the rainy season he and his wife work as agricultural labour, his son rears goats and sheep and between October and May he takes up his traditional tribal occupation … basket weaving.
Foundation To Aid Industrial Recovery
HOSA BELAKU
HosaBelaku in Kannada language translates to New Dawn. Three trained income generating groups of remote rural women including those with disabilities earning a livelihood through hand crafts.
Directed by Nirmal Thomas the film was produced by Foundation to Aid Industrial Recovery (FAIR), ReView and StudioBLINK.
The film was screened at several festivals and also won two awards. Screenings / Awards: (Winner) Liverpool Hope University Documentary Film Festival, UK (3rd Place Winner) Chitkara International Film Festival, India (Official Selection) Josiah Media Festival 2018 Texas, US (Official Selection) Earls Court Film Festival, London (Official Selection),Duemila 30 Film Festival 2018 Milan, Italy (Official Selection), Lift-Off Sessions 2018 Pinewood Studios, England (Official Selection), Arnow Film Festival 2019 Kentucky, US (Screening) Christ University, Bengaluru.
Foundation To Aid Industrial Recovery
YES WE CAN
Yes We Can tells the story of four entrepreneurs- each story with some commonalities but also some striking differences. The documentary was directed by Sashi Sivramkrishna and produced by the Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT).
Foundation To Aid Industrial Recovery
BUILDING A GREEN FUTURE NOW
Our built environment consumes more than a third of all energy produced and efforts are under way in India to conserve energy in buildings through better design, use of appropriate materials and energy-efficient appliances. This film was made by Sashi Sivramkrishna under the UK Environment Film Fellowship programme in 2007. It was telecast on Doordarshan as well as the National geographic Channel.
Foundation To Aid Industrial Recovery
KEEPING HEAD ABOVE WATER: THE IRULARS OF PICHAVARAM
A short documentary on the lives and livelihoods of the Irular of Pichavaram, Tamil Nadu.
Faces of Kudremukh:
This film explores the issue of people v/s. forests by highlighting various points of view to the ongoing debate. It is useful to initiate dialogue and discussion amongst students of natural resource management and environmental sciences.
The Kenneth Anderson Nature Society (KANS):
This film highlights the environmental issues that confront the Melagiri Hills nestled between the Cauvery and Chinar rivers in Tamil Nadu, India, containing an expanse of 1295 sq. kms of dry deciduous and semi-evergreen forests. It is elephant country and contains two traditional elephant corridors. With the Bannerghatta National Park in the North east and Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary in the south, the forest range stretches to sanctuaries of BR Hills and Sathyamangala and joins the Tiger reserves of Nilgiri Biosphere, thus holding a very good potential for becoming a Tiger habitat for the future. This film shows the efforts of KANS in taking on the task of securing this habitat for the Tiger through a mix of passive and active conservation activities like community interaction programmes (afforestation, educational programmes, alternative agricultural practices), equipping the ground forest staff (uniforms, torches), field work to control Man-Elephant conflict, removal of invasive species etc..
India Project for Animals (IPAN):
Animal rights and animal welfare are issues intricately linked to the wider environmental issues of today. This film shows the devoted and compassionate activities of IPAN, an animal welfare organization, dedicated to prevent cruelty towards animals, to improve the health and welfare of domestic and wild animals, to protect the environment and by so doing improve the livelihood of people depending on their well-being and balance.
A Looming Past:
A Looming Past is an attempt to capture the sights and sounds of an ancient occupation in its contemporary and increasingly frayed context and at a critical juncture in its long and textured history.

Screenings of documentary films made by FAIR team

The Curse of Talakad (2005):

An archaeological, geological, and historical search to solve the mystery of a 400 year-old legend.utilize the advances in audio-visual and communication technology in disseminating EVI Screened at:

  • Film South Asia ’05 (Kathmandu, Nepal)
  • The International Film and Video Festival (Oregon, USA)
  • XVIII International Festival of Archaeological Films (Rovereto, Italy)
  • VII International Archaeology Film Festival (Bidasoa, Spain)
  • AGON, 6th International Meeting of Archaeological Film of the Mediterranean Area (Greece).
  • National Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), Bangalore International Centre, Bangalore Club and Suchitra Film Society.

A Looming Past (2010)

Weaves together a multi-layered narrative of the lives of traditional coarse blanket makers in a small southern Indian village in Karnataka State, Yaravarahalli.

  • Dokubazaar: Ljubljana Independent Documentary Film Festival, Slovenia
  • Forumdoc.bh.2010: 14e Documentary and Ethnographic Film Festival, Brazil
  • 3rd ETNOFilm: Festival of Ethnographic Film, Rovinj, Croatia, 2011
  • 12th Royal Anthropological Institute International Festival of Ethnographic Film, London, 2011
  • Days of Ethnographic Cinema, Russia, 2011.
  • Association of Asian Studies, Film Expo, Chicago, 2015.

Black Forests and Steel Cakes (2006):

A video report on iron and steel smelting in Tumkur and Chitradurga districts. Online screening by the Archaeology Channel, USA.

Trading Pollution for Clean Development (2006):

an educational-awareness film on the Kyoto Protocol. Nominated for the HSBC award for films on Climate Change at CMS Vatavaran, New Delhi, 2007.

Building a Green Future Now (2008):

a documentary film on the building sector and climate change. Produced by the UK Government under the UK Environment Film Fellowship (2007). Telecasted on

  • Doordarshan (DD-1) on World Environment Day, 5.06.2008
  • National Geographic Channel on 13.11.2008 and 5.07.2009

Yes We Can (2013):

Proposal selected by the Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT). Some 14 films were selected from amongst 900 proposals. The film traces the life of four successful entrepreneurs who began their businesses under challenging circumstances. Screened on DD-1 in 2014.