Organized by: Arif Tayebali
Hello, My name is Arif Tayebali and I’m independent blogger for various news sites. I’m looking to raise money to help finance a documentary about East Indian athletes or lack thereof, tentatively called Desi Olympians. India has a population of 1.2 billion people yet only 83 competitors participated in the 2012 Olympics and earned 6 medals, no gold. On the other hand, China has a population of 1.3 billion yet nearly 400 competitors participated and 88 medaled. We will be traveling to India to try and understand how a country with so many people fails to produce world-class athletes for both the summer and winter games. We’ll interview top officials to local athletes to try and figure what is holding back Indian Olympians from dominating the games. All funds will be used for production (talent, crew, post-production, etc).