Kracktivism works, After my first open letter Shyam Benegal withdrew from the jury of the Creating Happiness film competition on Feb 23 , and Gul Panag whow as also on Jury had pulled out on Feb 12th, leaving just Mr Piyush Pandey on the Jury details here Creating Happiness entries
After my Second l Open Letter to Piyush Pandey the creator of the Ad, no reply from him , but yes issue of corporate social responsibility and ethics is being discussed, although I was told by the “Creating happiness ‘ community they reply no one did, yes i did get some lovely comments from Vedanta employees on my letter which are here and you can read them in my blog
After my third letter to all the film makers participating in the creating happiness competition ……..
Film-maker Gorakshnath Khande, the director of the sole film from FTII that was submitted to the Vedanta ‘Creating Happiness’ Film Competition has decided to withdraw his film! This is his message on facebook
I have gone through your msg and article also. And I totally agree with you.
I actually realized it a month ago that they have nothing to do with the film-making, when they decided to choose a winner from maximum views on youtube. All they care about BRANDING and BUILDING A GOODWILL under the name of film-making competition. I already have stopped to spread the word about my film.
Now, I am communicating with them to withdraw the film from that competition.
The FTII film which was in the competition is ” Wonder Boys ”
I have written to Father Fraser head of St Xaveir College also, wherein XIC has two entries namely The Churn: A Film by XIC, Mumbai
Noor-e-Sehar: A Film by XIC, Mumbai and I am writing to all institutions who are participating. Help me spread the message !!
- Open letter to Participants of Vedanta’s Creating Happiness (kractivist.wordpress.com)
- Vedanta -Creating Happiness? Certainly Not in Puri (kractivist.wordpress.com)
- Piyush Pandey and the Vedanta open letter (kractivist.wordpress.com)
- Benegal pulls out of jury on Vedanta-promoted film competition (kractivist.wordpress.com)
- Open letter to Piyush Pandey on Vedanta’s “Creating Happiness” (kractivist.wordpress.com)
- Open letter to Shyam Benegal on Vedanta’s Creating Happiness (kractivist.wordpress.com)