Jeeva is an NGO in Bangalore that strives to build a society where all people can live in peace and express themselves freely irrespective of their gender identity or sexual orientation. One of our key objectives is to amplify the voices of sexual minorities through community media using Kannada. As part of our work to sensitize the mainstream media regarding issues that affect sexual minorities, we aim to produce video magazines to create greater public awareness about such issues.
Jeeva’s first video magazine is the film, “Sruthi-Saranya Love Story”, directed by Umesh P., which narrates the true story of two young women from Kerala fighting for their love against all odds. The film focuses on the legal impediments faced by lesbian couples and the ways that these restrictions support and maintain patriarchal control over women’s sexuality.
Jeeva is currently working on a video magazine about the unlawful arrests of sexual minorities that occurred in Hassan last month. This issue is ongoing and currently, we have collected enough footage for the first installment of the Hassan video magazine, but we lack the proper equipment to edit this footage and continue with the production process. We do not have any further outside funding available, so we are requesting friends and community members to donate any amount of money and/or necessary hardware or software that they can to this cause. We need equipment such as a computer, editing software, and a handycam to continue producing high-quality video magazines about current issues regarding our community members.
Please forward this request appropriately.
Thanks and warm regards,