Naachi Se Baanchi (Those who dance will survive)
In his lifetime itself Dr Ram DayalMunda has become a symbol of indigenous cultural reawakening.Ram DayalMunda was the leading intellectual who has contributed to Jharkhand movement immensely. Dr Munda has represented Adivasi voices in RajyaShabha and United Nations. He has been awarded Sahitya Academy Award and Padmashree in 2009. He passed away in September 2011.
- Judges Choice Award, 7th International Folk Music Film Festival Kathmandu, Nepal-2017
- Special Jury Mention, 15th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) 2018
- 65th National Award, Best Biographical and Historical reconstruction film- 2017
- Best Judges Mention Award, 4th Shimla International Film Festival, Shimla
Nostalgic songs on the narrow gauge. Lohardaga passenger train which became history in January 2004.
- Nepal Folk Music International Film Festival, 2009
Today, our Government thinks Maoist is a major threat to internal security. They want to eliminate them from the red corridor as Maoist is a hindrance to secure the mineral resources of these areas for the corporate partners. Tribal who are fighting to save their ancestral land, are branded as Maoist. The Film ‘The Hunt’ explores the lives of the people sandwiched between Maoist and the State.
- Special Category, Jury Award at 8th CMS VATAVARAN – 2015
- Best Short Documentary Award at 9th IDFFK, Kerala – 2016
- Best Documentary Award at 2nd International film festival, Shimla – 2016
- Best Cinema of Resistance Award at 10th SIGNS Festival, Kerala – 2016
- Best Documentary Award (National Category) at 2nd Bodhisattva International Film Festival, Patna – 2017
- Silver Award at 12th IDPA’s Awards for Excellence – 2017
- Best Direction Award at 1st Kolkata International Human Rights Film Festival – 2018
- Special Jury Award, 1st South Asian Film Festival (Kolkata)2018
Iron is Hot
It is on the issue of the sponge iron industry and its pollution and how people are trying to cope with it.
- Navatarangam award karimnagar
- Best Environment film , IDPA, 2009
- National Award, Best Environmental film , 2009
Development Flows from the Barrel of the Guns
Vikas Bandook Ki Nal Se (Development Flows from the Barrel of the Guns) is a film which presents and examines orchestrated state violence against indigenous and local peoples when they rally and protest against development projects on their lands. Rather than focusing on a single instance, the filmmakers strengthen their thesis by recording examples from all over the country: Orissa, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh. In each case, using the local police force, the state has brutalised and killed protestors, often on trumped-up charges of violence.
- Star Best Documentary
- 2. Travelling Film South Asia, 2004
Sona Gahi Pinjra (The Golden Cage) is a film in Kurukh language which portrays about those people who desire to participate in their village festivals but are deprived because of their job. The film depicts how mobile phone becomes the living link in this situation.
Adivasi people’s living condition on the dark side of Rourkela Steel Plant.
For centuries people have laid down their life taking side with the oppressed. This film is the story of Sr. Valsa John. She was born in Kerala and worked for the Adivasi of Jharkhand. She leads the struggle against coal mining and laid down her life.
Mukta Gyana Kutir
It is a film on alternative education for tribal girls who were dropout from regular schools. In the remote area of Orissa.
Saheed Jo Anjan Rahe
Saheed Jo Anjan Rahe (Unknown Martyrs), is a film about the brutal massacre of the indigenous persons on April 19, 1985, in which a former Member of Parliament named Fr. Anthony Murmu and fourteen others were killed in Banjhi, Sahebganj district of Jharkhand over a minor pond dispute at Banjhi. It is often termed as “Banjhi Massacre”.
Ek Hadsa Aur Bhee
Ek Hadsa Aur Bhee (Yet Another Accident) is a film about a controversial dam incident in August 1997 which took place in Palamu district of Jharkhand. In order to silence the villagers’ protests against the construction of the Kutku-Mandal Dam, the temporary /sluice gate of the dam was shut. Thirty-two nearby villages were submerged overnight in the resulting floods, and approximately 1100 families were affected. Twenty-one people drowned, a large number of animals died and a lot of people’s property and goods were destroyed.
Jaha Chinti Ladi Hathi Se
About indigenous peoples’ struggle against bauxite mining.
Hamare Gaon Me Hamara Raj
Hamare Gaon Me Hamara Raj (Tribal Self Rule) is a film on Panchayati Raj Extension in Scheduled Areas Act 1996. The film deals with the Grama Sabha movement.
From Kalinga to Kashipur
On the people’s struggle against an aluminium factory in Kashipur block of Koraput district in Orissa.
Power for change
Is on use alternative development in rural Orissa especially on the use of Micro-Hydel power.
100 Din Milega Kaam
It is a film on the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act that promises to provide 100 days of work in the rural area and what is the ground reality.
Ek Ropa Dhan
It is a film on the SRI method of rice cultivation, that explains how productivity can be increased by just changing the process of cultivation.
- Best Film Theme, IDPA
- National Film Award, Best promotional Film, 2010
‘Disum Hul’ is a documentary film which describes the struggle against the 2016 amendment of Section 21, 49 and 71 of Chotanagpur Tenancy Act (CNT) made in 1908 and the amendment of Section 13 of Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act (SPT) made in 1909 in favour of the indigenous peoples of Jharkhand.
Unlike us, our children have missed the opportunity to hear folklore from their elders. Folklore helps and give us dignity and self-esteem and is helpful in building our personality. This is AKHRA’s humble effort to narrate the creation of myths. These stories were created thousands of years ago when is science was not as developed as it is today. So we must enjoy them, but always keep a scientific approach to life.
It is a film about an eighty-five-year-old man, Simon Oraon, The Water Man from Jharkhand who has been working relentlessly on water management and environmental protection in the villages of Jharkhand since he was fourteen.
How do we create a pattern of environmental and public development that the last person of the village will benefit from it, after getting out of the mineral exploitation from all over the country? This film is a debate on it.