POOP ON POVERTY

Set on the edge of the Thar desert and in the middle of world’s biggest camel fair, this film looks at the underbelly of one of the most visited and photographed tourist destinations in the world. The film highlight a challenge faced by 2.5 billion people on our planet everyday – access to cooking fuel. It is also a tribute to human ingenuity and sound environmental practice – turning animal waste into energy that reduces dependency on biomass and conserves natural resources.

  • Vijay S. jodha
    Director
    Pedaling to Freedom, The Weeping Apple Tree, Healers For All Reasons.
  • Vijay S. Jodha
    Writer
    Pedaling to Freedom, The Weeping Apple Tree, Healers For All Reasons.
  • Steps International
    Producer
    Why Democracy?, Why Poverty?
  • Indra Bhatt, Karma Bhatt
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    POOP ON POVERTY
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Television, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2013
  • Country of Origin:
    Denmark
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    English, Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Worldview Broadcast Media Scheme

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • Sundance Institute / USA

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • ITVS International

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • Bernard Van Leer Foundation (IDFA) /Netherlands
    Amsterdam
    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • Eurovision / Switzerland

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • Television America Latina / Brazil

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • Danish Film Institute

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • Swedish Film Institute

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • NPO Japan

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • Fun Family Friendly Film Festival / USA / 2016

    Grand Jury Award.
  • Fun Family Friendly Film Festival / USA / 2016

    Best Short Documentary
  • Festival Internacional Cinema Solidari De Navarcles – International Festival Film Solidarity / Spain / 2016
  • Northam Film and Music Festival / USA / 2016
  • Ciclo De Cine El Páramo / Mexico / 2016
  • Cordoba International Film Festival / Colombia/ 2016
  • Humanizarte UABC Non-competitive Shortfilms Festival /Mexico / 2016
  • Salón Internacional de la Luz – International Hall of the Light / Colombia / 2016
  • Tracce Cinematografiche International Short Film Festival / Italy / 2016

    Finalist – Best Film (Social Theme)
  • Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes Shorty Week – International Short Film Festival / Spain / 2016
  • Undependence Film Festival / UK / 2016
  • Permanent exhibition at Poo Museum, Isle of Wight Zoo / UK / 2016
  • Civilization and Culture Documentary Film Festival / Croatia / 2016
  • International Shortfilm Festival Landau / Germany / 2016
  • The Galactic Colors Festival / USA / 2016
  • XIV Cine Pobre Film Festival /Mexico / 2016
  • Ciclo De Cine El Páramo / Mexico / 2016
  • Art Color Digital Cinema International Film Festival / Canada / 2016.
  • Princeton Film Festival / USA / 2016
  • Door County Short Film Festival / USA / 2016
  • Ozak Shorts Film Festival / USA / 2016
  • Chippewa Valley Film Festival / USA / 2016
  • Clean Shorts Film Festival / USA / 2016
  • Lionshead Film Festival / USA / 2016
  • Kirloskar Vasundhara International Film Festival (KVIFF) – Multiple Cities / India / 2016
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Infantil y Juvenil / Venezuela / 2016
  • Civilizations and Cultures Movie Festival / Croatia / 2016
  • El Festivalico Short Film And Videoart Festival / Spain / 2016
  • 3rd Annual Winter Session Film Brothers Festival of Shorts – Delaware Art Museum / USA / 2016
  • The Native Peoples International Film Festival / Spain / 2016
  • Kirloskar Vasundhara International Film Festival (KVIFF) / India / 2016
    Multiple Cities
  • Near Nazareth Film Festival / Israel / 2016
  • Kine Muestra de Cortometrajes Puebla / Mexico / 2016
  • Torrelavega International Short Film Festival / Spain / 2016
  • First Goldensun Short Film Festival / Malta / 2016
  • Tracce Cinematografiche Film Fest / Italy / 2016
  • Move Me Productions - Short Film Festival / Belgium / 2015
  • The Festival Of Colors / USA / 2015
  • 5th Athens International Short Film Festival / Greece / 2015

    AIDFF Honorable Mention
  • 10th Development Film Festival / India / 2015

    Third Prize
  • Near Nazareth Film Festival / Israel / 2015
  • May Day Sustainability Shorts Film Festival / USA / 2015

    Best Documentary Award.
  • Festival Intermacional 4 Minutos en Corto / Spain/ 2015
  • Kameleon International Film Festival / India / 2015
  • Vida de Perro Short Film Festival / Spain / 2015

    First Prize – Best Documentary
  • I Concurso de cortos EducaSòlid / Spain / 2015
  • Caselle Film Festival / Italy / 2015
  • 10th Annual Hamilton Film Festival / Canada / 2015
  • Visionaria Festival / Italy / 2015

    Nominated for Best Film
  • Muestra Audiovisual Cine Sinú / Colombia / 2015
  • Sose International Film Festival / Armenia / 2015

    Best Director Prize – Documentary
  • 9th Vox Feminae Film Festival / Croatia / 2015
  • Award Marcellino De Baggis Documentary Film Festival / Italy / 2015
  • L'Inconnu Festival, Paris / 2015

    Coup de Coeur du public (Audience Favourite).
  • Buckshot International Film Festival / Australia / 2015
  • Viva Film Festival / Bosnia and Herzegovina / 2015
  • Ahmednagar International Short Film Festival / India / 2015

    First Prize– Best Documentary
  • DocuTiff 2015 – Documentary Tirana International Film Festival / Albania / 2015
  • International Euro Film Festival / Spain / 2015
  • Kinolit International Film and Music Festival/ Russia / 2015.
  • Sax International Film Festival / Spain / 2015
  • The Moonrise Film Festival / Canada / 2015
  • CMS Vatavaran Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum / India / 2015

    Nominated for Best Film – Livelihoods
  • FESTIFAL Festival De Cortos De Temática Rural / Spain / 2015
  • Heart of the Pines Film Festival / USA /2015
  • The Chocolate City Short Film Festival / USA / 2015
  • Bridge Goes Green Film Festival /Kosovo / 2015
  • Woodstock Museum Film Festival / U.S.A. / 2015
  • Moab International Film Festival / U.S.A. / 2015
  • Blackbird Film Festival / U.S.A. / 2015
  • NC Family Film Festival / USA / 2015
  • Filmambiente Film Festival / Brazil / 2015
  • Matsalu Nature Film Festival / Estonia / 2015
  • Family Film Awards / USA / 2015
  • Indian Documentary Producers Association / 2015
    Mumbai
    Best Editing – Certificate of Merit.
  • Arohanui Film Festival / New Zealand / 2015
  • North Carolina Family Film Festival / USA / 2015
  • FESTICINI – 1st International Independent Film Festival / Brazil / 2015

    Nominated For Best Film Award.
  • Los Angeles Cinefest / USA / 2015
  • Eindhoven Film Festival / Netherlands / 2015
  • Southampton Film Week / U.K. / 2015
  • Muestra Internacional de Cine SURMIC/ Chile / 2015
  • Pilas En Carto – Pilas In Short Film Festival / Spain / 2015
  • FESTICINI – 1st International Independent Film Festival / Brazil / 2015

    Nominated For Best Film Award
  • Visionaria Festival / Italy / 2015

    Nominated for Best Film.
  • Broken Knuckle Film Festival / U.S.A. / 2015
  • Food & Water: International Short Film Festival on Sustainability / Italy / 2015
  • Matsalu Nature Film Festival / Estonia / 2015
  • Kolkata International Wildlife & Environment Film Festival / India / 2015
  • Kraljevski Filmski Festival / Serbia / 2015
  • 7th CMS Children’s International Film Festival / India / 2015
  • Festival de Cortos de Temática Rural / Chile / 2015

    Best Film – Finalist
  • Tampere Film Festival / Finland / 2015.
  • 5th International Frontale Film Festival, Wiener Neustadt / Austria / 2015
  • Nottingham International Microfilm Festival / U.K. /2015
  • Roma Cinema DOC / Italy / 2015
  • Award Marcellino De Baggis Documentary Film Festival / Italy / 2015
  • Muestra de Cortometrajes `Video/Jujuy/Cortos´ / Argentina / 2015
  • Green-Go Short Film Contest / Hungary / 2015
  • Blow-Up Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival / USA / 2015

    Finalist – Best Documentary Short Award
  • Filmambiente - International Environmental Film Festival / Brazil / 2015
  • Carrboro Film Festival / USA / 2015
  • MiniDoc II / Spain / 2015
  • Matsalu Nature Film Festival / Estonia / 2015
  • IChill Manila International Film Fest / Philippines / 2015

    Most Controversial Film Award
  • TMFF – The Monthly Film Festival / UK / 2015
  • Västerås Film Festival / Sweden / 2015
  • Buckshot International Film Festival / Australia / 2015
  • Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival / USA / 2015.
  • The Strange Film Awards / Canada / 2015
  • Golden Diana Awards / Austria / 2015
  • Ko&digital Festival Internacional de Cine Solidari / Spain / 2015
  • The Riga International Festival of Tourism Films / Latvia / 2015

    Nominated for Best Film – Cultural Tourism
  • Delhi Shorts International Film Festival / India / 2014

    Best Film, Finalist
  • Asterfest Film Festival / Macedonia / 2014

    First Prize – Golden Horse Shoe Grand Prix For Documentary
  • Film Leben Festival / Germany / 2014

    First Prize– Best Film Documentary.
  • Autumn Shorts Film Festival / USA / 2014

    Best Short Film.
  • Strawberry Shorts Film Festival / U.K. / 2014

    Commendation.
  • Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival / USA / 2014

    Best Film, Finalist.
  • World Film Festival / Estonia / 2014
  • Cinema Perpetuum Mobile International Independent Short Film Festival / Belarus / 2014

    Festival - Top Ten Films
  • Festival Internacional Cinema Solidari De Navarcles – International Festival Film Solidarity / Spain / 2016.
  • Heart of Gold Film Festival / Australia / 2014
  • International Festival of Ethnological Film / Serbia / 2014

    Best Film, Finalist.
  • The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival / USA / 2014.
  • Free Net World International Film Festival / Serbia / 2014
  • Cinema Verite Iran International Documentary Film Festival / Iran / 2014
  • Animday Awards Festival / India / 2014
  • Annual No Budget Film Festival / USA / 2014
  • Wanderlust Film Festival / India / 2014
  • Clair-Obscur Film Festival / Switzerland / 2014
  • Cinephile 2014 / India / 2014
  • 16th Madurai Film Festival / India / 2014
  • XI Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes / Peru / 2014
  • Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival / India / 2014
  • Festival de courts métrages Images en vues / Canada /2014
  • International Nonstop Kurzfilm Festival Nuremberg / Germany / 2014
  • Festival International de courts métrages / Canada / 2014
  • 3rd Delhi International Film Festival / India / 2014
  • Luksuz Film Festival / Slovenia / 2014
  • Art Color Digital Cinema International Film Festival / Canada / 2016
  • 8th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival / Malaysia / 2015
  • FARCUME - Festival de Curtas-Metragens de Faro / Portugal / 2015

    Honourable Mention – Documentary
  • International Izmir Short Film Festival / Turkey / 2014
  • Lusaka International Film & Music Festival / Zambia / 2013
    Lusaka
  • International Green Culture Festival / Serbia / 2013
    Belgrade
  • Encounters South African International Documentary Festival / 2013
  • Cinema Manthan / India / 2013
  • Southside Film Festival / USA / 2013

    Shortlisted – Shorts Competition
  • Mumbai Women International Film Festival / India / 2013
  • Pune Short Films Festival / India / 2013
  • Green Shorts Film Festival / USA / 2013
  • Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival / Nepal / 2013
  • London Eco-Film Festival / UK / 2013
  • Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival / 2013
  • Film Africa Documentary Festival / Nairobi / 2013
  • International Green Culture Festival / Serbia /2013
  • International Human Rights Film Festival /Albania / 2013
Director Biography - Vijay S. jodha

Vijay S. Jodha is a writer, photographer and filmmaker based in New Delhi. He studied film making at New York University and has worked with directors Ang Lee and Mira Nair. He has received many honours and his films have been shown in over 200 countries and on 75 broadcast channels including CNN, BBC, PBS and Discovery. Alternative responses to his work include having a group show confiscated by the government and a police case that took six years to be dismissed by the courts.

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