We could have used another image above, one that is more provoking, emotional and gratifying - giving you a feeling that a small contribution from you will change the world. However, that would go against the very ideology we stand for. The world needs to change, constantly, and all the previous efforts of civilizations have contributed to the changes so far, and will continue to do so. We are at a critical juncture where on the one hand we have global poverty and underprivilidge is pandemic and on the other hand we have global warming and climate change as an imminent threat to the entire human race. There are many initiatives that could do better with the help you can offer. It is important that you think carefully.
We are glad you have found us in this world wide web and we are humbled that you find our work worthy of your attention. Lightcube works primarily in the following four domains and we have achieved significant milestones over the years, with your support, perhaps we could move a bit faster cover more ground. Lightcube is a registered non-profit cultural organisation, and all donations / contributions will be eligible for tax relief under the section 80G of Income Tax Act.
If you would like to continue supporting our work in a continuous / dedicated capacity, kindly write to us we would be happy to welcome you onboard as a trustee or a board member too.
The world is extremely visual - large billboards, screens, small mobile devices - a visually polluted environment. Lightcube helps individuals locate the meanings of these visuals, decode and synthesise them, while also creating programmes that help practitioners and image-makers to contemplate deeper. Our research focusses on contemporary issues around visual culture and to democratise the production and dissemination of visual arts.
Through the medium of cinema and visual story-telling we engage young minds in colleges and schools. Lightcube conducts cinema workshops, imparting image literacy in informal settings - providing adolescents with the necessary tools and understanding to comprehend the world around them. Lightcube also employs cinema as a medium of alternative learning for adult populations that may not have access proper learning environments.
Cinema's history is full of significant films that have been lost forever. Lightcube actively pursues the aim to preserve materials that have historic and cultural value. Though we are a small organisation, we have made a reasonable collection of film related material, old magazines, posters. We have recently made available to the public, a digital archive of the writings, letters and photographs by late Mr. B D Garga, a prominent film historian of India.
Lightcube uses cinema to engage communities and provide means and training for communities to articulate their concerns. Lightcube reaches out to remote communities enabling them with the ability to express themselves and exert their identities in the visual landscape, making them a part of the larger narrative. The Dhenuki Cinema Project also aims to address latent issues within these communities by introducing new ways of thinking.
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