Village and photo walk at Saur Village Festival. One of the main components of the festival is the village walk wherein all the participants are taken around the village and are told the story behind each mural.
Title: Saur Village Festival
Date Created: 2017/2017
Location: Saur, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand
Contributor: Saur Village Festival is an initiative of Project FUEL in collaboration with the Hans Foundation. The festival is held annually with an aim to serve as a platform for generating means of livelihood for the villagers, in-flow and showcase of talent and revival of traditional Garhwal art.
Project: The Wise Wall Project is an initiative by Project FUEL and FUEL Foundation to document the rural wisdom of our villages and celebrate it through art murals. The initiative transforms villages into living classrooms, turning the walls of the same onto blackboards and canvases that uncover striking yet simple life learnings. The project aims to ignite a movement of transforming the long forgotten villages into open-air galleries, exhibiting human wisdom for anyone and everyone in the world to see and benefit from.
The Wise Wall Project in rural Uttarakhand's Saur village in Tehri Garhwal documented the life lessons of an entire village and then showcased the collective wisdom through art on the walls of the village.
This initiative in Saur was sponsored by RoundGlass and supported by Due North.
We envisioned The Wise Wall Project to be a statement in and of itself. And Saur is now the first village in recent history to have a documented database of life lessons from an entire community exhibited on the exterior of every house wall including the abandoned ones. A village has now been transformed into a big classroom with each wall being a blackboard that uncovers striking yet simple life learnings.
Photography: Vibhor Yadav
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