Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Please vote!



My cousin Anya Sitaram (a BBC World newsreader and documentary producer), and her husband Richard Wilson (environmental journalist and Antarctica reporter) had made a documentary called Being Indian which was shown on BBC World earlier this year.

It is now at second place in the contest for the best BBC documentary of the year 2006.

Today's The Statesman carries an article about Anya and Richard's documentaries.

A vote from you could help this win! Deadline 4 December. Here’s the link.

Click “vote” on Being Indian, and then “Submit”.

Thank you!

14 comments:

Yves said...

But dear Rama, are you suggesting that those who have not seen the documentaries should cast their votes? Is this ethical?

Sadiq M. Alam said...

THANKS FOR IT.

where hv u been?

Kathy said...

nice to see you back! :)

rama said...

Yes Yves, as the docu is not available to view on-line, I'm engaged in a simple political mobilising act to vote on my urging! Unethical perhaps, but loyal alright! But hey, what about voters in so-called democracies? Would the power-wielders really want them all to vote on the basis of a sound understanding of issues???!!! Best, rama

rama said...

Hi Sadiq, I was away on a business trip to Germany, and then in London to visit friends and relatives. Best, rama

Anonymous said...

Hi Yves,

If you have Flash video and a reasonable internet connection you can view the film here:

http://www.rockhopper.tv/home.php?zid=2&sec=11&id=31

It's very good :-)

All the best,

Richard

rama said...

Thanks Richard for the on-line link to the docu. I have put that on my post now. Hope you will view this now Yves (and then vote)! Best, rama

Yves said...

Thanks Richard & Rama. I'm part way through watching it already. My vote is on its way, methinks! Thanks for that link. Wonderful glimpse into Indian life, excellent production.

Dan said...

Welcome back again, Rama, and after viewing the clip, I cast my vote. Nice! Thanks!

Ghetufool said...

saw the movie, voted for it. the camera work was nice.

Kozi Wolf said...

good glimpse of the little boys world. good luck to your cousin and welcome back.

Feroze said...

Rama,

I think the link to The Statesman article may be incorrect. I did a search and came up with this:

http://thestatesman.net/page.arcview.php?clid=26&id=165819&usrsess=1

rama said...

Hi Feroze, thanks for this feedback. I guess Statesman changed the link the day after the story appeared! Best, rama

jfreijser said...

How the mind works...
My first reaction to your call to vote was "Can I vote for a film I haven't seen", but then decided (before checking the comments) "what the heck, it's about India, it's from the BBC, it's related to Rama, I'll vote for it". It remains interesting to wonder what kind of mental mechanism exactly underlies the decision making process, but I guess it has a lot to do with loyalty. I met Rama over a common interest in Lewis Mumford, and that created a very strong positive connection between us. I guess it's not so much about how the mind works, but about how our consciousness works, led by the conviction that we must do all in our power to make the good come to the surface.
So I will now vote, then watch the documentary.
Best regards,
Jan