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Unheard Voices

Step into the heart of India’s social revolution with Mallika Sarabhai and the Darpana Performing Group.


‘Unheard Voices’ is a short documentary capturing the transformative efforts of Mallika Sarabhai and the Darpana Performing Group in India. Shot by Dianne Reid in 2007, the film provides a compelling glimpse into their tireless crusade for social justice through the medium of theater.

Sarabhai and her theatrical team ingeniously employ the power of storytelling, drawing from Harsh Mandar’s ‘Unheard Voices: Stories of Forgotten Lives’, to shed light on the marginalized narratives often overlooked in Indian society. Through musical performances, they weave together tales of struggle and resilience, igniting conversations and challenging societal norms.

Despite its modest production quality, the documentary resonates with authenticity and sincerity. It offers a raw and intimate portrayal of Sarabhai’s unwavering dedication and the collective spirit of the Darpana Performing Group. Their ability to mobilize thousands of volunteers underscores the depth of their impact and the resonance of their message.

While the film may show its age, its underlying message of social consciousness and activism remains as relevant as ever. The short serves as a testament to the enduring power of art as a tool for social change, leaving audiences both inspired and introspective long after the credits roll.

Unheard Voices Short Documentary


Runtime: 30 min
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