Netflix and Indian Government Collaborated for a Series on ‘Women Change Makers’

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On the occasion of ‘Azadi Ki Amrit Kahaniya’, a short video series was launched by the Union Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry in collaboration with the OTT platform Netflix. The video series named “women change-makers” portrays the lives of women who have ‘broken the glass ceiling in different fields.

This collaboration aims to develop a creative ecosystem by organizing training programs for filmmakers across the country. The partnership between the ministry and the OTT platform will also entail developing training programs (both virtual and in-person) for filmmakers across the country. The ministry would produce 25 short videos on various topics under the government’s ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebration. 

The short film ‘Women change makers’ released by the I&B Ministry demonstrated the achievements of the following women;

  1. Environmentalist Basanti Devi, a Padma-award winning known for her efforts to save the Kosi River.
  2. Anshu Jamsenpa, a Padma Shri awardee who scaled Mount Everest twice in 2017.
  3. Harshini Kanhekar, India’s first female firefighter.

These three women were present at the event along with Netflix’s head of Global TV Bela Bajaria.

The first seven videos will be available on all social media platforms and Doordarshan. They will be available in multiple languages - Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, English and Malayalam.

The event ‘Azadi Ki Amrit Kahaniya’ is an extension of the ongoing “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebrations, which were inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 12 March.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • A short film titled as “women change-makers” was released by the Union Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry and Netflix, the OTT platform.
  • The documentary film portrays the lives of women who have ‘broken the glass ceiling indifferent fields.
  • The released short film demonstrated the achievements of the following women;
    • Environmentalist Basanti Devi, a Padma-award winning known for her efforts to save the Kosi River.
    • Anshu Jamsenpa, a Padma Shri awardee who scaled Mount Everest twice in 2017.
    • Harshini Kanhekar, India’s first female firefighter.
  • These videos will be available on all social media platforms and Doordarshan will be available in multiple languages - Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, English, and Malayalam.
  • In March 2022, a virtual scriptwriting programme for women was launched by Netflix and the National Film Development Corporation.

   Facts to know:

  • Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting: Mr. Anurag Thakur.
  • Netflix was established in 1997.
  • CEO of Netflix: Mr.Ted Sarandos.
  • Few other OTT Platforms: Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, MX Player, Zee5, Jio Cinema, etc.
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