Ascetics with Cameras is a seva (volunteer service) organization providing multimedia services, tools and training to Shiva's Army – the sadhus & sadhvis of Juna Akhara – since 2004. It is our mission to not only provide multimedia tools to document and preserve the living-histories of these followers of Sanatan Dharma, but more importantly to train the members (of the oldest and largest order of Dasnaami Hindu ascetics) to document it for themselves. Giving them the skills to share with the world the stories and aspects of their culture they find important, will empower these ascetics to participate in the process of media-making to which their Akhara has been subject for centuries and enlighten audiences to the sacred, ancient paths and esoteric traditions of truth seekers.

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When you are on the outside looking in, it’s sometimes difficult to get the story, much less get the story right…

To support our mission we run various types of Community Outreach Programs & Projects geared towards both Cross-Cultural Exchange & Experiential Multimedia Education.

PROJECTS & PROGRAMS:
• Photo Giveaways • Multimedia Archives • Photography Training Program • "Her-story" Video Production Program • Juna Akhara Documentary Project • Seva Services Program

PRODUCTION CREDITS:

producer/director/editor:
Nicole Jaquis

photography (video & stills):
Daya Bharti
Devi Giri
DeWitt Davis
Durga Giri
Ekadasi Giri
Gita Giri
Haridwar Giri
Hem Giri
Jaganani Giri
Kedar Puri
Kotwal Shyama Puri
Mahant Durga Giri
Mahant Hare Ram Giri
Mahant Hari Giri
Mahant Ishwar Giri
Mahant Jamuna Puri
Mahant Maina Giri
Mahant Man Giri
Mahant Meera Puri
Mahant Yem Giri
Mahant Yem Giri
Mamarta Giri
Manta Puri
Maya Giri
Meena Giri
Narvada Giri
Nicole Jaquis
Om Dat Giri
Oma Giri
Pragya Pallavi
Prem Giri Mai
Radha Giri
Rajrajeshwar Giri
Rita Giri
Santi Giri
Shri Mahant Aradhana Giri
Shri Mahant Hira Giri
Shri Mahant Meera Puri,
Shri Mahant Uma Giri
Sonal Argawal
Tejaswini Giri
Tila Giri

Music:
Dream Temple from the album Jadur Madur
by Dream Tree Project, w/ Adham Shaikh

Sanskrit Chanting:
Mahant Jamuna Puri

Audio Mix:
Nicole Jaquis

Intern:
Bleue Liverpool

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