Filmed in early 2008, Discovering: Shuktara, DDW's first documentary film, is the remarkable story of 18 deaf/disabled boys and girls in Kolkata, India who were given a new chance at life after being abandoned by their families or escaping abusive homes. While many non-governmental organizations in India often overlook homeless children who are deaf or have cerebral palsy, Shuktara embraces them.
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Kolkata Deaf Academy / Vocational Center (DA/VC)
From 2010-2011, DDW worked with a number of Deaf advocacy organizations in India, including Shuktara, Uddami, and Deaf EnAbled Foundation to support the Kolkata Deaf community's mission to create a Deaf Academy / Vocational Center. DDW provided team-building, leadership, and advocacy training to local individuals working on this project.