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Appeal for donations to meet the post production costs of documentary on Bhima Koregaon

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Please get in touch with Somnath and help him to make this documentary on Bhima Koregaon!

Regards, Karthik

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From: somnath waghamare <som.kamalkumar@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 2:49 PM
Subject: Appeal for donations to meet the post production costs of documentary on Bhima Koregaon
To: Karthik Navayan <navayan@gmail.com>

Jai Bhim friends!

I am Somnath Waghamare. Sociology Graduate & Media studies Post Graduate from Sangli, Maharashtra, India. From last few years I am working with Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Right now as an apprentice with a Human Rights Organisation in Bangalore.   I am associated with Dalit progressive Ambedkarite social movement In Maharashtra and interested in making documentary films on Dalit issues. Last year I have a made a documentary film, titled – “I am not witch” on witch-hunting problem. It is a story of one old tribal women from Nandurbar, Maharashtra, who faced social boycott.

Now I am working on great history of Mahar Regimen, the so-called untouchables in ‘Bhima Koregaon Battle’ who fought and defeated crony Brahmanical rule of Peshwas.  The title of the  film is ‘ The Battle of Bhima Koregaon : An Unending Journey “  I completed  all pre -production film work – from 20th December 2016  to 5th January 2017   by visiting the celebration of this event in Bhima Koregaon, which was being attended by 20 lakhs people every years but not covered in any mainstream media. For the film, I have interviewed a Historian, a journalist, an activist, a students, youths, Mahar regiment Officers, women and artiest. Basically this film is story about history of Bhima Koregaon battle and peoples view on today’s Dalits social – political – cultural issues and why historians – Media ignore this positive Dalit history.

I have planned to dedicate this film to our brother Rohit Vemula and inaugurate this film on 14th April 2017, on the day of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar birth anniversary in NFAI – National Film Archive of India- Pune. Also planning to send this film to all Indian film festivals and abroad with help of relevant people in this sector. I and my film team working post- production of the film, and we are looking for monetary support. For the shooting, we have spent our own money. For post-production we are expecting support from community and likeminded people.

The tentative cost involved for the post production and inauguration
1 Editing 50000
2 Sound 10000
3 Music 10000
4 Animation 10000
5 English subtitles 10000
6 Inauguration- organising event 30000
  Total – one lakh twenty thousand only 120000



Somnath Waghamare,

Email – som.kamalkumar@gmail.com

Phone Number – 07745886950

Bank Account details

Name of the account holder – Somnath Waghamare

Account No – 55147141640

State bank of Patiala, FTII Branch Pune.

IFSC: STBP0000571

B.Karthik Navayan,



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