Jandarshan is an independent
not-for-profit, registered organisation. It is involved in making
films with social concern, developing an audio-visual archive and
media training. As production unit and resource centre its
a. to serve the diverse needs of the
people of Chhattisgarh;
b. to contribute to education,
development and promotion of human rights;
c. to promote creative and original
video work and,
d. to provide opportunities for media
training and employment with special regard to the needs of women
and people from backward communities.
Jandarshan has produced three
documentaries for International Labour Organisation (ILO) on
health and safety of construction site workers, conditions of
construction labourers in India, on their living and working
conditions and to motivate them to be unionized. The films are being
used by ILO widely as they screen it in various conferences and
seminars and distributing the copies of the film (15000 CDs and 300
VHSs) to trade unions, industries and site safety personals all over
Jandarshan has documented the whole
process of ‘Janrapat’; a programme funded by United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP) for Chhattisgarh government.
Jandarshan has also produced a documentary for UNDP out of it.
Jandarshan has documented property and
life destruction caused by riots in Ahmedabad in March 2002. It also
recorded testimonies of riot victims for Action Aid India.
Jandarshan has produced
five documentaries to teach visual anthropology for University of
Jandarshan has also produced five
video monographs for Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural
Seven documentaries produced by
Jandarshan were selected for screening in various International
Jandarshan has signed an MOU with
Chhattisgarh Samvaad and has been producing documentaries,
telefilms and public service messages for various departments of
Government of Chhattisgarh since formation of the state.