“Don’t you have any more? Didn’t you bring other films?” This was the question asked on a recent trip to a remote part of the Matamahuri reserve. Tribal people sat up almost an entire night watching many DVDs taken along, but were hungry for much more. Most in that area are illiterate and have little contact with good teaching. They sat up again most of the next night watching the remaining DVDs, even though most were only roughly translated into their languages by staff who were showing them.
All around us, Bengalis and tribal people are eager to watch DVDs in their own language. The questions facing the audio-visual department are three-fold: Which geographic areas and people groups should be prioritized right now? What is the most effective media? How can we best distribute materials?