The films have then been shown to more than 200,000 people in 800 community screenings.
I was fascinated by this particular project in Andhra Pradesh in Southern India and wanted to find out more about the women involved and the films they were making.
India, with its booming economy, its rapidly growing middle class, and Bollywood is supposed to be a global succcess story. But I knew that there is another side of this vibrant nation - the vast majority of Indians still live in poverty.
I travelled to India and met Meera Shenoy, who was in charge of the project in India and one of the key people who set it up. She took me to the training centre where I met the women video reporters.
The women come from villages all over Andhra Pradesh and some of them had travelled for over four hours on a local bus to take part in the training and video project.
Before the joined the project, they lived traditional lives as wives and mothers, working in the fields for a few rupees a day, far away from the new dynamic India.