POOP ON POVERTY (3 mts)

Set on the edge of the Thar Desert and in the middle of the world’s biggest camel fair, the film looks at the underbelly of one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The film highlights a challenge faced by two billion people on our planet every single day. The film is also a tribute to human ingenuity and sound environmental practice.

  • Vijay S. Jodha
    Director
    The Weeping Apple Tree, Pedalling to Freedom, Healers For All Reasons
  • Vijay S. Jodha
    Writer
    The Weeping Apple Tree, Pedalling to Freedom, Healers For All Reasons
  • Steps International
    Producer
    Why Democracy?, Why Poverty?
  • Indra Bhatt, Karma Bhatt
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Television, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 30, 2013
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    English, Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Sundance Institute / USA / 2013

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • Bernard Van Leer Foundation (IDFA) / Netherlands / 2013

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • Eurovision / Switzerland / 2013

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • ITVS International / USA / 2013

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • Danish Film Institute / Denmark / 2013

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • Danish Film Institute / Denmark / 2013

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • NPO (2013) Tokyo, Japan / 2013

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • Sundance Institute / USA / 2013

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • Swedish Film Institute / Sweden / 2013

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • TelevisiÓn AmÉrica Latina / Brazil / 2013

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • Worldview Broadcast Media Scheme / United Kingdom / 2013

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation / USA / 2013

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • DANIDA / Denmark / 2013

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • The Ford Foundation/ USA / 2013

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • The Open University / United Kingdom / 2013

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • Swiss Agency For Development And Cooperation / Switzerland / 2013

    Winner - Film Production/distribution grant.
  • 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

    First Prize – Best Short Film
  • L'Inconnu Festival, Paris / 2015

    Coup de Coeur du public (Audience Favourite)
  • May Day Sustainability Shorts Film Festival / USA / 2015

    First Prize – Best Documentary Short
  • Ahmednagar International Short Film Festival / India / 2015

    First Prize – Best Documentary
  • Vida de Perro Short Film Festival / Spain / 2015

    First Prize – Best Documentary
  • iChill Spanish Film Fest / Philippines / 2015

    Prize – Most Controversial Film
  • Strawberry Shorts Film Festival / UK / 2014

    Commendation
  • Indian Documentary Producers Association / 2015

    Best Editing – Certificate of Merit
  • FARCUME - Festival de Curtas-Metragens de Faro / Portugal / 2015

    Honourable Mention – Documentary
  • 5th Athens International Short Film Festival / Greece / 2015

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

    Best Documentary – Third Prize
  • Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival / USA / 2014

    Best Film, Finalist
  • International Festival of Ethnological Film / Serbia / 2014

    Best Film, Finalist
  • The Chocolate City Short Film Festival / USA / 2015

    Best International Film Award, Finalist
  • Delhi Shorts International Film Festival / India / 2014

    Best Film, Finalist
  • The Riga International Festival of Tourism Films / Latvia / 2015

    Nominated for Best Film – Cultural Tourism
  • CMS Vatavaran Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum / India / 2015

    Nominated for Best Film – Livelihoods
  • Visionaria Festival / Italy / 2015

    Nominated for Best Film
  • FARCUME - Festival de Curtas-Metragens de Faro / Portugal / 2015
    O
    Honourable Mention – Documentary
  • Woodstock Museum Film Festival / U.S.A. / 2015
  • Festival Intermacional 4 Minutos en Corto / Spain/ 2015
  • 10th Development Film Festival / India / 2015

    Third Prize
  • FESTICINI – 1st International Independent Film Festival / Brazil / 2015 –

    Nominated For Best Film Award.
  • Sose International Film Festival / Armenia / 2015

    Best Director Prize – Documentary
  • Festival de Cortos de Temática Rural / Chile / 2015

    Best Film – Finalist
  • 5th Athens International Short Film Festival / Greece / 2015

    AIDFF Honorable Mention
  • Blow-Up Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival / USA / 2015

    Finalist – Best Documentary Short Award
  • Fun Family Friendly Film Festival / USA / Online / 2016
  • Art Color Digital Cinema International Film Festival / Canada / 2016
  • Near Nazareth Film Festival / Israel / 2016
  • First Goldensun Short Film Festival / Malta / 2016
  • Kirloskar Vasundhara International Film Festival (KVIFF) / India / 2016
    Multiple Cities
  • Door County Short Film Festival / USA / 2016
  • Cordoba International Film Festival / Colombia/ 2016
  • Clean Shorts Film Festival / USA / 2016
  • Undependence Film Festival / UK / 2016
  • Princeton Film Festival / USA / 2016
  • Civilizations and Cultures Movie Festival / Croatia / 2016
  • Torrelavega International Short Film Festival / Spain / 2016
  • Kine Muestra de Cortometrajes Puebla / Mexico / 2016
  • Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes Shorty Week – International Short Film Festival / Spain / 2016
  • Ciclo De Cine El Páramo / Mexico / 2016
  • Festival Internacional Cinema Solidari De Navarcles – International Festival Film Solidarity / Spain / 2016
  • Tracce Cinematografiche Film Fest / Italy / 2016
Director Biography - Vijay S. Jodha

Vijay S. Jodha is a writer, photographer and filmmaker based in New Delhi. He has produced four books and his projects have been showcased in galleries, museums and festivals worldwide. He studied filmmaking 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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