Published On: Mon, Jun 29th, 2015

Documentary sheds light on life in interiors of Uttarakhand

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On November 9th, 2000 the state of Uttarakhand (then Uttaranchal) was carved out of Uttar Pradesh. The 27th state of India was formed after years of struggle and countless martyrs. Although the state come has come a long way in these 15 years yet the interiors of the state are still trying to cope up with the modern day lifestyle.

LIFELINES-an award-winning film on village life in Uttarakhand is a story of hope, hardwork and giving back to the community. In a village 2500m high in the Indian Himalayas, life is changing. Many of the younger generation seek to chart a new course, different from those of their parents. This is one man’s story of juggling responsibilities and fighting for dreams, both for himself and for his community. This short documentary is part of a research project on education, unemployment and social change in South Asia, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Social geographer Dr Jane Dyson is based at the University of Oxford and has worked in the village in Uttarakhand since 2003.

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