Touching the Untouchable is the story of the empowerment of a Dalit, Untouchable, community in Tamil Nadu, India. Long shunned inside India's rigid caste system and denied basic human rights and amenities, the new generation of Dalits are taking matters in their own hands and creating a community where clean water, food, education, sanitation and health are accessible to all. Their leader is Dalit activist Gauthama Prabhu. He reaches out to a kindred soul Venerable Pannavati, a Buddhist nun and more importantly, an African-American from the Civil Rights era, who understands the plight of the disenfranchised. Together, they work to empower and uplift the Untouchables.
Produced by A Lens Inside: alensinside.org
You can access the film's guide for education and engagement here: http://bit.ly/1H7OnJT
For more information about Pannavati's project in India and to support the well construction and ongoing development work with the Dalits: pannavati.org/the-untouchables