2012 • 1 year • Journalism & Media
The Untouchables is a documentary that follows the experiences of four young people of the Dalit, or, "Untouchable," caste as they become the first members of their family to receive an education. When they return to their families for visits, they experience the tension between their education and the traditions and values of their communities. Shot over three years, the film explores both the advantages and necessity of obtaining an education, and the personal and cultural trade-offs and costs. The Untouchables is produced and directed by Vanessa Roth for Big Year Productions. This grant will support production.