Testimonies of Truth: A Video Archive

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Ensaaf needs your help to build Testimonies of Truth: A Video Archive of over 200 survivor interviews and thematic clips, exploring key human rights themes and survivor perspectives. 

This human rights video archive will be the first and largest repository of video testimonials from surviving families of the “Decade of Disappearances.”

Testimonies of Truth: A Video Archive will serve as a permanent, powerful, interactive tool to educate the global community, complementing Ensaaf’s data site on Crimes Against Humanity. This will be accessed at no charge worldwide through the website that will archive these testimonies.

Ensaaf is committed to ending impunity and achieving justice for crimes against humanity in India, with a special focus on Punjab.

The Importance of Archiving These Stories

The battle for truth and justice is also a battle for memory. We believe in the need to acknowledge, remember, and preserve the testimony of each and every victim of state abuse. This archive is an essential part of Ensaaf’s goal to counter state denial, by unveiling and sharing testimonies of state atrocities. We believe true reconciliation cannot be achieved unless the government lifts the veil of secrecy over its crimes, and the truth is brought to the forefront of public consciousness. In this archive, the survivors’ points of view and testimonies of state abuse take primacy.

Your Impact 

To date, about 150 survivor video interviews have been conducted since 2012, but there is still work to do to amplify their voices to the world. Your dasvandh will help cover costs related to building this archive which are not limited to: 

  • Hiring a videographer & project manager in India
  • Travel to Punjab 
  • Rent equipment & record the testimonies, which are 1-5 hours in length
  • Produce the story
  • Post Production - edit and translate the videos
  • Build the archive through software and website development 

We thank you for your support in bringing these testimonies to the world. 

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Name Donation Date
Anonymous $25.00 November 2021
Anonymous $500.00 November 2021
Match Fund $100.00 November 2021
Inderpreet Singh $51.00 November 2021
Ajitpaul and Gurpaul Basra $500.00 November 2021
Vikram Singh $50.00 November 2021
Gagan and Pavit Puar $250.00 November 2021
Daljeet Dhillon $50.00 November 2021
Anonymous $70.00 November 2021
Match Fund $100.00 November 2021
Balbir Singh $2,600.00 November 2021
Tajinder Singh Dhoot $100.00 November 2021
Anonymous $200.00 November 2021
Anonymous $2,000.00 November 2021
Anonymous $100.00 November 2021
Anonymous $400.00 November 2021
Match Fund $50.00 November 2021
Sandip Kang $50.00 November 2021
Match Fund $400.00 November 2021
Balbir Kaur $1,000.00 November 2021
Match Fund $400.00 November 2021
Nirvair Singh $500.00 November 2021
Match Fund $100.00 November 2021
Chitratan Singh Sethi $100.00 November 2021
Match Fund $50.00 November 2021
Anonymous $50.00 November 2021
Match Fund $250.00 November 2021
Maninderjeet Singh $250.00 November 2021
Match Fund $80.00 November 2021
Amrita Kaur $80.00 November 2021
Match Fund $400.00 November 2021
Puran Alag $400.00 November 2021
Match Fund $400.00 November 2021
Karen Singh $400.00 November 2021
Match Fund $400.00 November 2021
Kavneet Alag $400.00 November 2021
Match Fund $100.00 November 2021
Tara Gardiner $100.00 November 2021
Match Fund $100.00 November 2021
Sharanjeet Parmar $100.00 November 2021
Match Fund $400.00 November 2021
Balbir Singh $400.00 November 2021
DJ Singh $50.00 November 2021
K. S. $35.00 November 2021
gurinder rathore $200.00 November 2021

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