A film made by community members from Nongtraw village, Khatarshnong, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, India. The Village Development Committee wanted to send a message to their community and beyond that there is 'No Need to Worry' if you can depend on the local natural resources available freely such as wild vegetables, fish, and bamboo for building.
During the film, the elders share their knowledge of bridge building with the youth, as well as showing the where and how to find wild vegetables, and to fish. They are keen that these skills and knowledge are not lost, as they will protect the community in the future, as they can adapt to changes in the environment, and depend less on buying things from market, and doing labour work.
This film is the first of many. The future vision of the group is to work together with local NGO KSO to screen the films throughout the region to raise awareness, and to make further films documenting their local food.
This film was made during an InsightShare Training of Facilitators in participatory video, funded by the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty. The project delivered equipment and training, so that the team can become a self-sustaining participatory video centre, and continue making films into the future, as well as facilitating other communities to tell their own stories.