'Crusaders' of Kadapa

The Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, India has suffered from drought-like conditions for many years. The district's main livelihood comes from agriculture which has been hit hard with the lack of water availability. As a result, the farmers had to dig deeper borewells to safeguard their standing crops but this affected the area's water table overtime.
As seen in the documentary, even after a bountiful monsoon rain, the lack of any water collection infrastructure has led to the rainwater being unusable. The aftermath of monsoon is crop failure, due to waterlogging, disease caused by stagnant water and snakes surfacing within fields, which makes it unsafe for the farmers.
Despite being surrounded by water there is none for daily use or drinking, eventually causing some villagers to migrate to cities in search of a livelihood.
You can watch the film here:

Team members
N Satwik Narayana Varma; Arnab Hota; Deena Dayal Narayanan.; Sharon Varghese
Students at Times School of Media, Bennett University produced six documentaries as part of the Project Green You, an environment project funded by the German Foreign Ministry under the mentorship of the German filmmakers. Each film received Euros 1500 as production costs. Filmmakers Bence Mate and Felix Kriegshiem of Media Frontline E.V. selected the six documentary ideas from the ten pitches that were made by the students.

Join exciting programmes offered by Bennett University

Recent Messages ()

Please rate before posting your Review

Sort By:
Be the first one to review.
We have sent you a verification email. To verify, just follow the link in the message