We have been making films for the Social Work Research Centre (also known as The Barefoot College), Tilonia, Rajasthan, for well over a decade. The college was established in the early 1970s by Bunker Roy, and has been at the forefront of developing technology that is appropriate and affordable in rural India. The word “barefoot” is symbolic reference to the College’s philosophy of maximizing the use of human resources in areas that are resource poor in every other sense of the term.
The Barefoot College has worked to first develop, and then disseminate such technology within a rural population most likely to use it. This demystification and decentralization of technology provides the core of SWRC’s philosophical moorings.
Our documentation continues to be a part of ongoing country-