In 2009, in order to include children in the policy work, Young Lives India carried out a child participation project using theatre. This process has been captured in this documentary.
The film, Voicing Experiences is based around a series of theatre workshops held with children from three different communities in Mahaboobnagar and Hyderabad to reflect on their lives over a period of six months, from September 2008 to March 2009. It uses children's own words and theatre performances to present their viewpoint and deepen our understanding of poverty.
Drug abuse, alcohol abuse, domestic violence, parental injury and pressure to drop out from school and work are just some of the topics that the children touch on in their dramatic presentations.
Voicing Experiences is produced by Young Lives and directed by Farhatullah Beig by Farhatullah Beig, who was also the researcher for the film Mad Cow Sacred Cow, winner of a Golden Sheaf Award in Canada in June 2009.
View the video of Voicing Experiences. [Link being repaired - check back later.]