Documentary Films for Smart Power India
For our client Smart Power India, they required us to stitch narratives to promote their program, Smart Power for Rural Development (SPRD). Smart Power India, an initiative by The Rockefeller Foundation, was created to spur economic development among rural areas of India by providing access to reliable electricity.
We have put together videos that focus on how gaining energy access opens up greater opportunities for socio-economic development rural India. The narrative for each of the videos focussed on how reliable energy access has transformed lives with respect to different aspects of their lives including their business, their income and their productivity.
The first video addressed the struggle of Meghu Sahu, a farmer from the Kashira village in Jharkhand. The story revolved around how reliable electricity from solar-powered mini-grids was fast-replacing kerosene as a fuel and helped farmers maximise crop yield and increase profits.
The second video showed how reliable electricity from a solar-powered mini-grid in Kathkuiyan, Uttar Pradesh, gave young people in rural areas a chance to attain employable skills.
We have gone through their ground team’s footage and selected videos that best suited the narratives. We have then stitched a story out of the clippings. Since it was difficult to caption the literal translation of the video, we have written the script in third-person.
The third video showed how a flooded Smart Power mini-grid provided uninterrupted reliable energy to the block development office in Nabiganj, Bihar, amidst the Bihar floods. For this video, we created a narrative and wrote a script.
For all the videos, the final stage of production has included colour corrections, edits on the sound, and the speed of frames.
All the videos have showcased the impact of energy access on the rural areas of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand, and were very well received.