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Copyright © 2013 Steps International

Poop on Poverty

For a week every winter, a small Indian town on the edge of the Thar Desert hosts the world's biggest camel fair that attracts tourists and camera teams from around the world. But beyond the exotica of one of the most filmed and photographed places in the world, lies the harsh reality of some of the local people who use the same week to address one of the most fundamental needs of their lives.

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This documentary short film is a poignant exploration of this underbelly. It highlights an issue that concerns over 2.5 billion people on our planet.
india desert tourism camel shit dung fuel poor cooking photography exotica

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Copyright © 2013 Steps International

Awards and nominations

Best Documentary
22 May – 25 May | Germany
Best Film
27 May – 31 May | Macedonia
Commendation
6 Jun – 6 May | United Kingdom
Audience Award
1 Apr – 4 Apr | France
Best Documentary
16 May – 18 May | India

Previous screenings

2013
Green Shorts Film Festival | 2013
25 Apr | Berkeley, United States
12 May | London, United Kingdom
6 Jun – 16 Jun | Capetown, South Africa
11 Jun – 15 Jun | South Bethlehem, United States
Lusaka International Film and Music Festival | 2013
30 Aug – 6 Sep | Lusaka, Zambia
23 Sep – 29 Sep | Tirana, Albania
Cine Manthan | 2013
3 Oct – 5 Oct | Chandigarh, India
4 Oct – 6 Oct | Dublin, Ireland
8 Oct – 14 Oct | Mumbai, India
Pune Short Films Festival | 2013
26 Oct – 30 Oct | Pune, India
Film Africa Documentary Festival | 2013
4 Nov – 9 Nov | Nairobi, Kenya
Green Fest: International Green Culture Festival
13 Nov – 15 Nov | Belgrade, Serbia
11 Dec – 15 Dec | Kathmandu, Nepal
2014
World Film Festival
15 Mar – 22 Mar | Tartu, Estonia
21 Apr – 30 Apr | Minsk, Belarus
The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival | 2014
9 May – 13 May | Eugene, United States
22 May – 25 May | Ilmenau, Germany
Best Documentary
27 May – 31 May | Strumica, Macedonia
Best Film
6 Jun – 6 May | Cambridge, United Kingdom
Commendation
Autumn Shorts Film Festival | 2014
18 Aug – 24 Aug | United States
20 Sep – 21 Sep | Grand Rapids, United States
International Izmir Short Film Festival
5 Oct – 11 Nov | Izmir, Turkey
9 Oct – 12 Oct | Gympie, Australia
16 Oct – 18 Oct | Basel, Switzerland
18 Oct | Thane, India
Wanderlust Film Festival | 2014
31 Oct – 2 Nov | Rajasthan, Jaisalmer, India
6 Nov – 9 Nov | Nis, Serbia
Images en vues short film festival
7 Nov – 9 Nov | Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Canada
3rd Delhi Shorts International Film Festival | 2014
8 Nov | New Delhi, India
Fenaco: International Short Film Festival
12 Nov – 15 Nov | Cusco, Peru
30 Nov – 7 Dec | Tehran, Iran
5 Dec – 6 Dec | Krsko, Slovenia
The 24 Hours of Nuremberg
5 Dec – 6 Dec | Nurnberg, Germany
16th Madurai Film Festival | 2014
6 Dec – 10 Dec | Madurai, India
Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival | 2014
13 Dec – 14 Dec | New Delhi, India
20 Dec – 27 Dec | New Delhi, India
2015
Tampere Film Festival
4 Mar – 8 Mar | Tampere, Finland
Los Angeles Cinefest | 2015
1 Apr – 15 Apr | Los Angeles, United States
1 Apr – 4 Apr | Paris, France
Audience Award
7 Apr – 15 Apr | India
26 Apr | Riga, Latvia
27 Apr | Milwaukee, United States
May Day Sustainability Short Film Festival | 2015
1 May | Illinois, United States
16 May – 18 May | Ahmednagar, India
Best Documentary
28 May – 31 May | Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Chocolate City International Short Film Festival | 2015
7 Jun | Burlington, United States
26 Jun – 31 Jul | Sax, Spain
Vida de Perro Open Air Festival | 2015
12 Jul – 12 Jun | Barcelona, Spain
25 Jul | United States
IChill Spanish Film Fest | 2015
31 Jul – 2 Aug | Manila, Philippines
Festival Intermacional 4 Minutos en Corto | 2015
8 Aug | Spain
10 Aug – 12 Aug | Salerno, Italy
Matsalu International Nature Film Festival
16 Aug – 20 Sep | Lihula, Estonia
Festival of Colors | 2015
23 Aug – 31 Aug | Brooklyn, United States
Moonrise Film Festival | 2015
26 Aug – 28 Aug | Canada
Farcume: Festival de Curtas-Metragens de Faro | 2015
26 Aug – 29 Aug | Faro, Portugal
27 Aug – 3 Sep | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
International Euro Film Festival | 2015
31 Aug | Marbella, Spain
2 Sep – 5 Sep | Kraljevo, Serbia
Development Film Festival | 2015
12 Sep – 15 Sep | Madurai, India
12 Sep | Port Fairy, Australia
Bridge Film Fest | 2015
16 Sep – 22 Sep | Mitrovica, Kosovo
The Monthly Film Festival | 2015
30 Sep – 30 Oct | Glasgow, United Kingdom
30 Sep – 4 Oct | Woodstock, United States
1 Oct – 20 Oct | Rome, Italy
15 Oct – 17 Oct | Wiener Neustadt, Austria
16 Oct – 18 Oct | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
20 Oct – 30 Oct | Osorno / Puerto Montt, Chile
24 Oct – 31 Oct | Toscana, Italy
30 Oct – 1 Nov | Waikato, New Zealand
Vox Feminae Film Festival | 2015
11 Nov – 15 Nov | Zagreb, Croatia
2016
1st Near Nazareth Festival | 2016
19 May – 31 May | Afula, Israel

Latest press reviews/articles

REVIEW
“... The Annual camel fair at Pushkar, Rajasthan, attracts thousands of tourists for a five-day period. But there is an undercurrent to the festival, which is overlooked...Poop on Poverty, sheds light on this community. ...”
20 Aug 2013 | Debesh Banerjee | Indian Express
REVIEW
“... It is hard to find a feel good film on poverty that doesn’t overstay its welcome. Filmmaker Vijay Jodha has just managed to touch the issue without dramatising or sermonising. ...”
11 Aug 2013 | Anuj Kumar | The Hindu
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