The Why & What Of
A Day In The Life
Of An Indian
Capturing the daily life of a regular Indian whom we might never otherwise get to know.
Travelling across India makes one realise that we do not really understand the reality of our country. This applies especially to the more privileged of us. We seem to be living in a ‘bubble’, which prevents us from meeting, acknowledging and then doing something about the reality of our country.
Our homes, cars, schools, offices, conversations and vacations go through the rest of India, but does not give us an opportunity to understand how our people live, what they do, and what may their struggles be.
‘A Day in the Life of an Indian’ is an attempt to simply document the life of an ordinary Indian that we may never meet or discover. We hope that this will give people an insight into how diverse we are, and open a way for people to become more empathetic towards the struggles of our fellow countrymen. Travelling across India opens our eyes to a truth we often overlook – we don't really grasp the full reality of our own country. This is especially true for those of us who are more fortunate. We tend to live in a sort of "bubble" that keeps us from truly encountering, acknowledging, and addressing the genuine issues our country faces.
Our homes, cars, schools, offices, conversations, and vacations may take us all over the country, but they rarely give us a chance to truly understand how our fellow citizens live their lives, what they do to make ends meet, and the challenges they confront daily.
This is where "A Day in the Life of an Indian" comes in. It's an attempt to simply capture the daily life of a regular Indian whom we might never otherwise get to know. The goal is to shed light on the rich diversity that defines our nation and to help us become more understanding of the hardships our fellow countrymen endure.
By sharing the stories of ordinary Indians, we aim to bridge the gap that separates us from the realities of their lives. It's important because understanding our people helps us understand our country better. When we learn about the struggles, aspirations, and triumphs of others, we become more connected, compassionate, and united as a nation. So, let's take this journey together – to explore, learn, and grow as individuals and as a community.
These films can be watched in any sequence and are freely sharable. This initiative also supports the ‘Student Filmmaker Scholarship Program’. More about the program here: Student Filmmaker Scholarship Program