Diyaa strive to reduce inequality through film, video and emerging media platforms, with a special focus on documentary practices. We strive to increase resources in the field, develop artists as leaders, and connect storytellers with the tools and talent they need to do their best work, amplify their message, and extend the impact of their projects. Our films are inspired by spirited individuals and unconcerned communities seeking justice. These powerful stories expand opportunities for civic engagement and affirm the central role of cultural strategies in social transformation.
We recognize Audi-Visuals and Cinema as a very powerful means of communication to spread awareness in the society. Since 2009 Diyaa has been involved in producing Documentaries, Films, Social Ads and other audio-visuals that carries a social message and are creative, innovative and a balance of the right content and the right quality.
- Documentary on Chhapeli Dance
A Documentary on Folk Dance of Uttarakhand called Chhapeli is being made by Diyaa NGO with the support of Culture Ministry of Uttarakhand. Chhapeli is a traditional dance form performed in Uttarakhand, a state in India previously known as Uttaranchal. This dance form is based on the culture of the local Uttarakhand tribe as actual lovers usually perform this form of dance. According to the customs, rituals and the traditions of the local tribe, men and women performing the dance should be lovers who want to enhance the bond between their relationships. According to the legend, the couples who perform the Chhapeli dance together strengthen their relationship while dancing with colourful clothing and instruments in hand.
- Chholyar – Pride of Devbhoomi
With a vision to promote Indian folk and to fight against social discrimination, Diyaa made India’s first socio-cultural hindi feature film based on the chholiya folk dance of Uttarakhand. The film was partially supported by the culture ministry of Uttarakhand. The aim is to provide opportunities for elders to transmit traditional knowledge and skills to younger generations, to create a supportive and respectful environment for the presentation of folk and to bring back the originality of this dance form.