To Give or Not to Give by S. Kumar and Malgorzata Skiba
A film on organ donation in India. This life saving practice is being challenged by the lack of awareness and misconceptions. It is in the same country, however, that history has been created in a small village in Kerala - Pootharakkal - where the entire adult population has formally pledged to donate their organs after their death.
Delhi, India (Award)
S. Kumar is a New Delhi based freelance cinematographer and director. A graduate from Film and TV Institute of Tamil Nadu, he has worked for the Press Trust of India. Since 1994, he has been working as Director of Photography, associated with a number of documentaries.
Malgorzata Skiba studied film at Jagiellonian University of Krakow. Her work focuses on religion, ecology, art and education. Her films have been screened and awarded at various film festivals. Amongst them are films made for PSBT- Eco Dharma and Autumn in the Himalayas.
- Cinematographer: Kumar Subramaniyan
- Editor: Malgorzata Skiba
- Sound Recordists: Kumar Subramaniyan, Gajendra Singh, Ashok Kumar, Virender Saxena
- Project Partner: Doordarshan