Swach Across Bharat - The Future We Want Series
SWaCH Across Bharat is a short documentary film that explores the work of the SWaCH Co-operative, (a co-operative of waste pickers in Pune, India). Given the context of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, (India’s ambitious policy on sanitation and solid waste management), SWaCH Across Bharat, offers viewers one model of waste management that is not only good for the environment and financially efficient, but also one that safeguards waste-pickers’ rights. Weaving in reflections of Supriya Bhadakwad (a waste-picker and member of SWaCH Cooperative), Lakshmi Narayan (a founder of SWaCH) and Varsha Chitale (a citizen whose apartment is serviced by SWaCH), the film brings together different perspectives on why the SWaCH model really works.
The film is produced under the series called "The Future We Want" which tells stories about individuals and communities in urban India who are demonstrating alternate ways of living and showing us the path towards a clean and sustainable future.