Ramesh and the Quality of Life Project (2012)
Director: Pankaja Brooke
Summary: Ramesh is a young man from a very poor family in southern India. The town he lives in is famous for its ancient Shiva temple and for the ashram of Sri Ramana Maharshi, one of India's most revered saints. Ramesh has a Master's degree in Bio-Chemistry, and uses his skill and local knowledge to build eco toilets for the villagers - both improving hygiene and making compost for their fields. This is how he helps them to improve their quality of life. But many Westerners, fed up with materialism and stress, come here to improve the quality of their lives by meditating in these peaceful surroundings.