From the Wires
"At Ground Zero - India Gate", an Eye Witness Account... Released on YouTube
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 27, 2012 04:29 AM
NEW DELHI, December 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Mediakraft released a Newsreel Documentary called "At Ground Zero - India Gate" on YouTube. It was filmed while the clash between the protesters and the police took place on December 23rd, in which over 150 people got injured and one person died.
Looking at various contradictory reports coming out from the mainstream media, the police and the Delhi government as to what happened on India Gate on December 23rd, 2012, Mediakraft (producers of the much acclaimed documentary series "6.9 Sikkim Rising") announced that it has released a short 12-minute newsreel documentary on YouTube. The newsreel was shot at India Gate on 23rd December, 2012 as violent clashes took place between the police and the anti-rape protesters in which 150 people got injured. Sadly one Delhi Police Constable, Subhash Tomar, lost his life amidst the clashes; he suffered a cardiac arrest on the same day in the middle of the clashes between the police and the protesters.
Aditya Basu, who is the MD of Mediakraft, was visiting India Gate on December 23rd, 2012 to take some pictures of the peaceful protest that was taking place there and to sign the white cloth that was laid down at India Gate to show solidarity with the Delhi gang rape victim and the victim's family. After reaching India Gate and while covering the peaceful protests he heard random tear gas canisters bursting at a distance and decided to investigate the matter further.
The short 12-minute eyewitness documentary has been compiled from stills and video footage that he collected on that day as the clashes took place between the police and the protesters at India Gate that afternoon.
"I have been hearing various versions of the story from various media outlets and other sources and they are more a hodgepodge collection of events and stories, so I decided to do a newsreel using the video and stills that I collected with my 'point and shoot' digital camera that I was carrying with me, explaining step by step exactly what happened at the time when I was there and when the clashes broke out," said Aditya Basu. "The thing is, people of India should get a ground-level eyewitness account from Ground Zero as to what happened on that day... I hope this newsreel doc will help them to understand the events of the day more clearly as it has fire-balled into a major incident now!"
Access the Newsreel Documentary:
You are free to show/distribute the newsreel documentary online as part of your report or embed in your website as long as you are embedding the original YouTube video share codes without any modifications for both personal and commercial use. But if you want to download the video and upload the original video in your own server and play it in your own video player and not in YouTube's default player, please contact us for the same. TV channels, if you want to show the newsreel documentary over air / over cable please contact us for the same too.
About the Director and Producer:
The newsreel is produced and directed by Aditya Basu who has over 16 years' experience in working within various fields of the media industry like national and regional non-fiction TV productions, national and regional TV news and international A/V and text news publishing over the Internet catering to international markets. He is considered to be a pioneer in the new media industry, having launched two news and information portals back in 2003 which stream video as part of their news content offering.
Aditya Basu has been involved in the production of four documentary series (consisting of 34 independent documentary episodes) and in over 16 independent documentary films financed by various government and private, non-fiction TV channels and TV news companies in India.
Aditya Basu has also been, for the last three consecutive years, a part of the Jury for the International Digital Emmy Awards (2009-2011) in the Non-Fiction Category which is held every year in conjunction with the MIPTV Awards in Cannes, France.
Mediakraft Pvt. Ltd. is a digital content production, publishing and distribution company based in New Delhi, India. We create and distribute A/V and Textual/GFX content internationally via both the new and the old media platforms. We specialise in non-fiction content production, publishing and distribution of documentary films, documentary series, corporate films, promotional films, podcasts, vodcasts, etc.
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