A MOTHER'S DREAM
TISS - MurthyNAYAK Fellowship | 30 mins | 2015-2016
In 2014, The Malki Initiative started a conversation on maternal healthcare for the tribal mothers of Chamarajanagar, Karnataka. A participatory action research was conducted, which brought together VGKK, community representatives, the district health team and public health researchers.
This film tells the story of a healthcare crisis prevalent in indigenous women of the Soliga community in Southern Karnataka, India. Madevi, a Soliga woman leader and community coordinator for this WHO research, highlights the problems faced by many pregnant mothers. Tara, one of the indigenous women, binds together all these narratives as she navigates through various government health systems for her own pregnancy. Together, these two women represent two generations of Soliga mothers, facing very similar problems living amidst a healthcare crisis and Tara's pregnancy reflects the hope of a better future.