As the Clean India campaign gets underway, with its ambitious target of a toilet for every household by 2019, WaterAid explores how something as simple as a toilet can help transform lives by following the story of one ambitious mother in Uttar Pradesh.
Radha Verma, determined to protect her daughter after she narrowly escapes a physical attack, builds one of the first toilets in Rakhi Mandi slum, home to 3,500 people in one of India’s largest cities – Kanpur.
The film shows how Radha Verma has made this happen with the support of others in and around the community. We meet charismatic “super-gran” Kalavati and passionate community leader, Laddan. With support from WaterAid’s local partner, Shramik Bharti, they educate, inspire and motivate others to build their own low-cost toilets.
With support from WaterAid’s local partner, Sharmik Bharti, and the HSBC Water Programme.
To find out more about the project and sanitation in India explore our multimedia story: cleanindia.wateraid.org
Social Impact Media Awards – Impact Video Category – February 2016
TVE Global Sustainability Film Awards – WaterAid & HSBC NOW edit, Winner, Community Investment and Best overall film – London – November 2015
WeThePeoples Film Festival – Winner, Best Development Film – London – November 2015
BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015 – York – November 2015
Open City Documentary Festival 2015 official selection – shortlisted for Best UK short award – June 2015
Rankin/Hunger TV and Docheads short film competition 2015 shortlist – February 2015
Sidcot Arts Centre – Bristol – January 2016
We The Peoples Film Festival screening and Q&A – November 2015 – London
The Shit Show – New York – November 2015
Woodpecker Film Festival – Delhi – September 2015
Canary Wharf big summer screen – London – August 2015
Bristol big screen – Millennium Square – July 2015
Docheads screening – London – April 2015