News from Delhi: Fire ravages community
I figure most of you don't check these email updates anymore, but for those who do:
This morning a fire ravaged a community of waste pickers in Delhi.... Read more
I ended up putting together background music myself, because the people who I had contacted about the soundtrack ended up not pulling through. I can't quite call it a 'soundtrack',... Read more
Just wanted to let everyone know that the soundtrack is partially done but will take a bit longer to complete.
Thank you all for your patience in this process.
I... Read more
The Don't Waste People trailer is up on Reelhouse!
See it here:
Would love any feedback!
I apologize for not providing more consistent updates, but at this point the reports are pretty mundane.
I am editing. That is all.
I still estimate that I will be... Read more
Former NYC waste picker gives back to waste pickers in Delhi:
Inspiration = acts of empathy, compassion, solidarity despite hardship
"I am like the crab..."
"...poverty and lack of education keep pulling me back down, no matter how far I get or what I do...I want to learn to fight for my rights, but I... Read more
The meaning of marginalization
The police came to the community of Seemapuri this last week to do their semi-regular crack down on all the informal/illegal activity. The waste picker's work is both informal and... Read more
More on the website: http://dontwastepeople.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/dont-waste-creative-minds/
I have started setting aside photos for the cards and posters too. Shortly after I get back into the US (December 19th) I will... Read more
Amazing what we can learn through observation. A few photos from the waste picker community of Takiya Kale Khan:
Two sides to every story....
Perceptions gained from texts to not always match what is happening on the ground:
Had to share this one, hopefully the girls of the Sharbarderi waste picker community will brighten your day! Latest update has more photos:
Seven days, 11 interviews.
One week and 11 interviews complete with more scheduled!
Read highlights from Ravi Agarwal and Dunu Roy's interviews (the only two so far with people other than waste pickers, also... Read more
Filming: Day 1
Started filming today. Seven waste pickers shared stories of their lives, how long they have worked as waste pickers, how waste privatization has impacted their livelihoods, and their hopes and... Read more
Thank you backers!
As of two minutes ago, the project is officially funded!! Thank you again to everyone who supports the effort. The rewards will be delivered as promptly as possible upon my... Read more
Waste Economy in Delhi: RS 14.4 crore (thousand) per year
Excellent article detailing the importance of waste pickers and describing what I will be filming:
To everyone who has backed this project:
THANK YOU for believing in this effort. There are still 3 days but the project is officially funded thanks to all of you!!... Read more
August 29th Waste Picker March
Shashi Pandit, founder of AIKMM, the organization of waste pickers I'm working with said the march today went well! About 300 waste pickers came to march in protest of their... Read more
Waste Picker March
This morning the waste pickers marched for recognition of their work in Delhi. Waiting to hear how it went. Look for more updates later.
4 days left for people to... Read more
I had a question about specifically how I would be using the money from Kickstarter.
I posted under FAQ a breakdown, including my own money that I have already spent... Read more
Seattle Weekly coverage:
Nine days left.... 4,400 to go.....
350,000 people in Delhi are a part of the informal waste collection system, one fifth of those are children, they divert 15-20 percent of recyclables from landfills, yet the government... Read more
Thank you to everyone who has supported the project so far!! A list of backers can be found on the project's blog:
which is also where you can find... Read more