ESG projects and campaigns cover a wide range of issues, a common theme across which is that of encouraging community involvement in decision making regarding environmental and social justice concerns.
ESG organises or participates in facilitating public meetings and workshops with the intention of raising awareness in the community, judiciary and government bodies about environmental issues, environmental law, and the citizens' Rights.
Films and Documentaries are a medium through which we can disseminate information about our projects to a wide audience. To purchase any of our films, please contact us. The films are available in VHS and VCD format in Kannada or dubbed in English and cost INR 750/-. Cost for overseas requests is USD 20 (+ USD 5 for postage). You can send a cheque or wire the money directly into ESG account. Please enquire first for wiring details.
Fly Ash Over India
A film by Siobhan Wall on thermal power plants in Dakshin Kannada, India. Read more.
A film on solid waste management and caste barriers in India. Read more.
ESG assisted BBC World Service (Radio and TV) in doing a story on stone quarries in and around Bangalore. Issues addressed include how British consumers are unaware that the stone they are buying is actually quarried from South India (especially in and around Bangalore) based on extensive human rights violations, exploitation of labour and destruction of forests.
A dramatised educational video on Solid Waste Management.
The Die is Caste
A film appraising three decades of the Naxalite (extreme left) movement in the state of Bihar, in eastern India. Read more.
The Story of Kali river
A film showing the plight of the river Kali in Dandeli, Uttara Kannada due to pollution by the West Coast Paper Mills, excess damming and illegal sand mining. Collaborated with Parisara Samrakshana Kendra, Dandeli. Read more.
Resisting Coastal Invasion
"Resisting Coastal Invasion" is a 52-minute documentary directed by KP Sasi that captures the struggles of fishing communities who are fighting tooth and nail against the takeover of their lands by the forces of globalization.
ESG is an independent not-for-profit organisation that promotes the cause of environmental and social justice through research, documentation, advocacy, training and campaign support. We aim to support the rights of local communities and voiceless ecosystems in a responsible, progressive manner that keeps contextual complexities in mind.