A Tribe of his Own: The Jounalism of P. Sainath

50 minutes- Grades: 10 – Adult
Produced by Moulins Media
Directed by Joe Moulins

At a time when government propaganda and corporate spin are increasing presented as fact, and a handful of corporations control the news, A Tribe of His Own reminds us what the news media can be. Believing that responsible journalism can help to change things for the better, Palagummi Sainath wrote a series of 70 articles for The Times of India, detailing the living conditions in the ten poorest districts of the country. After nearly a decade of work and dozens of awards, Sainath remains as passionately committed as ever. A Tribe of His Own follows Sainath to the Indian villages he writes about, exploring this contention that “journalism is for the people, not shareholders.”