BARNAMALA ROY

I’m a writer, editor, translator, educator and multimedia storyteller, currently focused on exploring different documentary and participatory video and audio narratives in various social and natural habitats. I wish to harness the cultural power of individual stories found within the everyday lives of local and indigenous communities to initiate and effect social change. Advocate for climate and environmental justice, gender and social equity. 

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Multi-media Projects with native communities in West Bengal

Communicating Women’s Health Problems in the Climate Change Vulnerable Area of the Indian Sundarbans

(Supported by the Ideosync UNESCO Fellowship Program, 2020-21)

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Fish Diversity of the North and South 24 Parganas, West Bengal
A Study from the niche, habitat and livelihood of local fishermen perspective

(Supported by the West Bengal Biodiversity Board, 2018-2020)

  • Interacted with fishing populations and native communities in the Indian Sundarbans and select areas of West Bengal

  • Recorded, transcribed, documented 50 plus interviews in collaboration with students of the Zoology Department, West Bengal State University and the Non-profit- Nature Mates Nature Club.

  • My role as a Humanities person was to gather information about the fishers' cultural and occupational histories.

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Ornamental Fish Farming and Trade in West Bengal

(Supported by Sahapedia UNESCO Designate Project Fellowship, 2017-2018)

Collaborated with ornamental fish farmers and traders across West Bengal, scientists and researchers at ICAR-CIFE and West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences and videographers to produce 3 articles, an image gallery, two full-length video interviews and a documentary of the fish farming and trading practice (running time 45 minutes)

IMAGE GALLERY: https://www.sahapedia.org/ornamental-fish-west-bengal-0

VIDEO DOCUMENTATION:

Aquarium Fish Livelihoods in West Bengal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARmuRR1NHLA&t=874s

Interview (Fish Farmers and Traders):
https://www.sahapedia.org/ornamental-fish-farming-conversation-sujata-and-ranajit-gure


YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_XYz416yNk&t=699s

Interview (ICAR-CIFE Scientist):
https://www.sahapedia.org/ornamental-fish-farming-practice-and-research-conversation-dr-bijay-kali-mahapatra


YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HMx9w6DAh0

Articles:
https://www.sahapedia.org/ornamental-fish-farming-occupation-hobby-and-practice-overview-0

https://www.sahapedia.org/status-of-women-ornamental-fish-farming

https://www.sahapedia.org/the-ponds-the-markets-aquarium-fish-traders-and-hobbyists

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Editorial and Content Production Works in Media, Non-Profit, EdTech

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Executive Editor, Lobtulia
Bilingual Nature Magazine for Children and Teenagers published by Nature Mates
October 2020- Present
Issue 1:

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Wrote Educational Scripts and Visualized the Scripts for Video Modules, collaborating with Illustrators, Graphic Designers, Videographers, Teachers, Translators and Content Writers (Grades IV- XII; Subjects: English & History; Boards: CBSE, West Bengal State Board, UP & Bihar State Boards)

English CBSE Samples: https://www.notebook.school/topics/CBSE/12?sname=English
History CBSE Samples: https://www.notebook.school/topics/CBSE/11?sname=History
English West Bengal State Board Samples: https://www.notebook.school/topics/WB%20State%20Board/9?sname=English
English UP Board Sample: https://www.notebook.school/topics/UP%20State%20Board/10?sname=English