Hemi Patel Gold

Discipline
Graphic Design

Theme Winner
Racial Justice

Year of study
4th Year

University
University of Hertfordshire

Hemi Patel's Website

Empowering Dalits.
Dalits are the lowest caste of India’s oppressive hierarchal caste system. They face persecution and are restricted to do the dirty, low income jobs of India. This ongoing cycle of oppression is hard to break. Until now. For decades Bollywood (the film industry) has influenced Indian society and culture. Casting Call is a community- led, educational charity film project that offers Dalits the platform to learn and attain skillsets in film making. With Casting Call, we are empowering Dalits to pursue careers within Bollywood, creating the opportunity to amplify
their voices.