The RED Terror:: A PROJECT ON NAXALITES

19 02 2008

The RED Terror

A PROJECT ON NAXALITES

The objective is to portray the danger that Naxalism is bringing to the unified nation of India. At the same time, we want to show that the gun is not only solution. Development and the Soci-economic that ancient techniques such as pranayama can help to bring this people around, as a few spiritual organizations have already proved… for example the Art of Living Foundation. We also have to highlight in a subtle manner the fact that Naxalites operate in extremely poor areas.

The exhibition will : 1) demonstrate graphically and with statistics the widespread presence of Naxalites in India (along with a brief on how they may link to Maoists in Nepal) and 2) What we can do/what has already been done to bring them around.

We plan to do this project in three stages: 1) A travelling exhibition with about 40 panels with captions and text printed on high quality photo paper which can design/ print either in Delhi or in Auroville

  1. A film, if you are ready to fund it, which will be shown during the exhibition and can be made into a documentary for television channels

  2. If both these are successful, we can envision doing a book on Naxalites with text and photos, whose angle will be historical and academic and that will aim at becoming the reference book for journalists/academics on Naxalism. Book will have to be funded by a publisher.

What we need from you

1) Statistics

2) photos showing havoc created by Naxalites (if possible recent, like attack on CPRF camp in UP, escape from jail etc)

3) portraits of famous naxalites/founders/most wanted

4) A history of Naxalism (if possible), otherwise we will do our own research

5) film/archives footage on naxalites if we are doing the film and on regions where they operate (AP, UP, Bihar etc)

6) A detailed brief on firearms/explosives they employ and how they procure them (if any outside help give, please mention)

7) Something about the red corridor (dandakaranya) that the Maoists talk about, from Nepal to Tamil Nadu.

How you could also help behind the scenes:

  1. Get us space for exhibit in metro cities either in Government-owned cultural centers, or in public places such as IIC in Delhi

  2. Help us to generate high publicity inaugurations

  3. Once you approve film, help us to distribute it/screen it on doordarshan or other private channels and eventually send it abroad to documentary festivals

IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT FACT INDIA WILL BE THE SOLE BEARER AND ORGANIZER OF THIS EXHIBITION/FILM/BOOK AND THAT GOI’S NAME WILL APPEAR NOWHERE

B. BUDGET FOR EXHIBITION

1. Exhibition

I.

40 panels on an average @ Rs.5000/-

TWO LAKHS

II

Graphic design. 50 hours@2000 Rs

100.000 Rs

III

Miscellaneous charges: transport, hotel, restaurant, Xerox, courier

50.000 Rs

TOTAL: 350.000 RUPEES

2. Film

I.

Film Studio. 100 hours@1000 Rs an hour

100.000 Rs

II

Filming extra footage 10 hours @4000 Rs

40.000 Rs

III

Miscellaneous charges: transport, hotel, restaurant, Xerox, courier

50.000 Rs

TOTAL: 190.000 RUPEES

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