What Is It?

Ever wondered what a community radio is or how exactly it works? Head to NUMA Bengaluru this weekend if you want to know more for the screening of A Radio Of One’s Own. Set in Uttarakhand, the 34-minute docu-film is based on Mandakini Ki Awaz 90.8FM, the only community radio station of the Mandakini River Valley region of Rudraprayag district. Along with scenic shots of the area, the film also lets you peek into the functions of the radio and its role in aspects like disaster management and women empowerment.

Who Is It For?

Love films/documentaries that delve into concepts you might not otherwise explore? Then, this one’s for you. But when you have a familiar theme like radio taking centrestage, with stories revolving around the people working in and around the station, it’s bound to be an interesting watch to kickstart your Saturday morning.

Why Should I Go For It?


Based on her work with People P.ow.e.r {Participatory Ownership Empowerment Radio} Collective — a city-based, not-for-profit organisation which was part of the training and collaborative effort at Mandakini Ki Awaz — the movie is directed by Shweta Radhakrishnan. Apart from touching upon issues like caste and poverty, the docu-film will also depict local life and how the radio helped during the 2013 floods. Look out for the catchy jingle of the station, created by the local community. And, plenty of people-centric stories, from Poonam Rawat {who greets listeners with her lively “Good Morning” every day} to an aspiring singer who got to showcase her vocal talents on radio.

When: Saturday, August 6

Where: NUMA Bengaluru, 46/1, Cobalt Building, Church Street

Price: Free entry

Timings: 11am-noon

Contact: 080 65691530

Find the event on Facebook here.