Let's make it right| 18mins
Director: Sunanda Bhat | Producer: WASTE
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Netherlands
The film is set in a village in South India where conventional ideas of pollution and purity are deeply entrenched. Absence of good practices in hygiene and sanitation results in the spread of waterborne diseases. Lack of a toilet at home is particularly difficult for women, who experience loss of privacy and dignity.
The film introduces the concept of â€˜a toilet for every homeâ€™ through the story of a family. The father cannot understand why his family should not continue their traditional practice of open defecation, until he is confronted by a series of events that changes his way of thinking.
People of the village become aware of the connection between illness and open defecation in a meeting held at the village temple. They discuss their problems with a representative from a NGO and are assured of assistance in the form of loans and other schemes. The villagers pledge to make their village 100% free of open defecation and to â€œmake it rightâ€.