A Radio of One’s Own

Apna Ek Radio
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Hindi (with English subtitles), 35 min, 2016, India

In the heart of the hills, in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, a frequency crackled and came to life on the 21st of September, 2013. Community radio, 'Mandakini ki Aawaz' is Rudraprayag District’s first and only community radio station.
 
Through the narratives of the community members and others involved in setting up the station and those involved in its daily activities, the film tries to locate the station in the larger community radio movement in India while also telling the story of the station’s own challenges and triumphs – a station by the community, for the community and run by the community’s participation.
 
This film is produced under the TISS MurthyNayak Fellowship Programme of SMCS, TISS, 2015, which is supported by the MurthyNayak Foundation and has been made in collaboration with People’s Power Collective.

 
Producer:
School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
 
Creative Crew
Camera:
Shweta Radhakrishnan
Editing:
Shweta Radhakrishnan
Sound:
Viki Vaurora, Vikram Buragohaln
Script: Shweta Radhakrishnan / Commissioning Editors: Anjali Monteiro and K. P. Jayasankar