The Tent Village
The Tent Village is an award-winning film that aired on PBS. It's a nuanced view into the lives of roadside tent dwellers in India, filmed by their teenaged children. The film is just under 30 minutes, and is ideal for classrooms, or by non-profit or service groups. The film covers a range of social issues such as: gender roles, stereotypes, mental health and addiction, social mobility, and human potential, which are interwoven with the narrative. It's not didactic, but rather thought-provoking and nuanced.
The Educational DVD (with Public Performance Rights) comes with a comprehensive screening guide and lesson plans (for high school, college, and adult viewers), which help viewers more deeply grapple with the issues raised, and understand their relevance across circumstance and culture. The Tent Village can be integrated into a variety of subjects, including: Anthropology, Global Studies, S. Asian Studies, Women/Gender Studies, Social Work, Psychology, Economics, Sociology, and more.