“If you haven’t tried something, it doesn’t mean you can’t do it.” For me, Azadi means facing a raging fire, ”says Harshini Kanheker, India’s first firefighter, at the launch of Azadi Ki Amrit Kahaniyan, a series of short films about women changing change like her from around the country.
“Life comes from water and water is life. Gas is free as a river and I will continue to protect and serve water, that’s Azadi for me, “adds ecologist Basanti Devi, known as the protector of the Kosi river ecosystem, who also appears in the series. Netflix and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting have gathered to recognize outstanding personalities through a series of inspiring short videos called Azadi Ki Amrit Kahaniyan. It was launched in Delhi on Tuesday in the presence of I&B Minister Anuraga Thakur, MoS, I&B, L Murugan and Global TV chief Netflix Bela Bajaria.
“Netflix will create 25 videos on topics including women’s empowerment, the environment and sustainable development, and other important days. Netflix will produce two-minute short films for the ministry, which will be shared on social media platforms and broadcast on the Doordarshan network, “said Thakur.
He added: “Netflix and the ministry will work together to develop the creative ecosystem by organizing training programs for post-production, VFX, animation and music production, among others, which will be organized physically and virtually. He said the partnership was only a start and would not be limited to Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The first set of videos features seven women change makers from around the country sharing their experiences breaking the glass ceiling. They are demonstrated as “forces of nature” when they talk about what azadi means to them. Actress Neena Gupta will speak short videos.
These include climber Anshu Jamsenpa, the first woman in the world to climb Mount Everest twice a season; Poonam Nautiyal, a medical worker who walked miles through Bageshwar district in Uttarakhand to vaccinate everyone; Tessy Thomas, the first scientific woman to lead a missile project in India; Tanvi Jagadish, the first Indian competing woman on paddleboard, and Aarohi Pandit, the youngest and first pilot in the world to cross the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean in a light sport aircraft.
Bajaria said: “Great stories can come from anywhere and are always so inspiring when it comes to people who rise up against the odds. Netflix is excited to be part of a time when stories from India are exported to the world and the best Indian stories are discovered and loved on the world stage. ”
The videos are now available on the ministry’s social media platforms and in Doordarshan. They will soon be available in other languages such as Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, English and Malayalam.