Sandeep Viswanath

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Senior Associate – Media Lab
sviswanath at iihs dot ac dot in

M.A. in Media and Cultural Studies, TISS, Mumbai;
B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering, BMSCE, Karnataka


As a film maker Sandeep has worked on films on varied subjects; On the issue of child labor, landless laborers, subaltern labor in Bollywood, water management in cities and Mumbai mill era.  Few of his films have been screened in festivals in India and abroad. His film on MGNREGA worker’s rights has been awarded by the Government of India for being innovative in educating the MGNREGA workers. He has produced documentaries in Bhil and Pawri languages using participatory media approach. He has research interests in labor rights, food, culture and invisible labor in film production. He has worked on media literacy for children in various regions of India.