Collage of Audio Descriptive Movies

Audio Description of Movies

This project is an interesting and important project undertaken by Saksham Trust for the first time in India for persons with vision impairment. It is a totally non- commercial venture.

Audio description is additional narration that translates images or other visual information or non-dialogue portions of film into spoken words so that people who are blind or visually impaired can access, enjoy and learn from works of popular cultural and educational importance. The original track is paused and audio description is inserted between dialogues of the movie.

Under this project, Saksham started with the film “Black” and since then 22 films have been completed which includes commercial films, children’s films, documentaries and some regional films latest being PK and Margarita-With a Straw.

A movie show for 200 blind persons was organized featuring the audio descripted movie, “Bhag Milkha Bhag’’ by AMWAY Foundation, our Partner Organisation.

The voice over for these films has been done by Mrs. Sushma Seth and the script writing and editing by Mr. Narender Joshi at TrackOne Communication Studio.

The children’s films have been screened at the INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL, HYDERABAD. The response of the viewers has been tremendous which has motivated us to further this project and make the whole large ocean of entertaining & informative movies accessible for this under privileged segment of society.

The 47th edition of the International Film Festival of India (Iffi) has become the first film festival in India to screen three audio described movies Gandhi, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Dhanak. The initiative was taken under the Accessible India Campaign (Sugayama Bharat Abhiyan) with the joint collaboration of the state government, Unesco and Saksham.