Celebrating the icon of Indian film music – Allah Rakha Rahman. Screened at festivals across Busan, Delhi, Edinburgh, Houston, Madrid, Melbourne, Panaji, Prague, Los Angeles, Lucknow, San Francisco, Stuttgart, Thrissur and Tokyo, among others. Directed by Umesh Aggarwal | 2015 Producer and Commissioning Editor: Rajiv Mehrotra Umesh Aggarwal has been producing and directing television shows … [Read more…]
ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಘಟ್ಟದ ನದಿಗಳಲ್ಲೇ ಬಹು ವಿಶೇಷವಾದದ್ದು ಅಘನಾಶಿನಿ. ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಯ ನೆಪದಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಯುವ ಎಲ್ಲ ಹಿಂಸೆಗಳಿಂದ ಅದೃಷ್ಟವಶಾತ್ ತಪ್ಪಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಸಾವಿರಾರು ವರುಷಗಳಿಂದ ತನ್ನದೇ ಹರಿವಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ ಅಘನಾಶಿನಿ ನದಿ. ಯಾವುದೇ ಆಣೆಕಟ್ಟು ಮತ್ತು ಇತರ ಅಡೆತಡೆ ಇಲ್ಲದೇ ಹರಿಯುತ್ತ ತನ್ನತನ ಕಾಪಾಡಿಕೊಂಡಿರುವ ಅಘನಾಶಿನಿ ಅನೇಕ ಕೌತುಕಮಯ ಸಂಗತಿಗಳಿಂದ ತುಂಬಿಕೊಂಡಿದೆ. ಅವುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕೆಲವು ವಿಶ್ವದಲ್ಲೇ ಎಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ಕಾಣಸಿಗದಂತವು. ಅಂತವುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹಲವು ವಿಶೇಷ ಕಥೆಗಳನ್ನು ಆಯ್ದುಕೊಂಡು ನದಿಯ ನಿರೂಪಣೆಯಲ್ಲೇ ಚಿತ್ರ ಮೂಡಿಸಿರುವುದು ಈ ಸಾಕ್ಷ್ಯಚಿತ್ರದ ಹೆಗ್ಗಳಿಕೆ. ಕಳೆದ ಹಲವಾರು ವರುಷಗಳಿಂದ ಭಾರತ … [Read more…]
Ashwini Kumar Bhat calls Aghanashini a unique river untamed, untouched because it still flows on the same course as it was thousands of years ago due to the absence of any dams to change its flow Awards and accolades: “Gold Award” in ‘Spot Light Doc Awards’ of Georgia, USA (2018)“ Award of Excellence” in ImpactDoc … [Read more…]
Embark on an epic journey with 100 year old Janaki and her grandson as they walk to the source of the river Kali deep inside the jungle from their tiny hamlet cut off from civilisation. A journey to keep alive an ancient tradition as they offer their prayers to the revered mother.
A journey that started out as a trip to watch her favorite singer, Dr. K.J. Yesudas, perform live at a concert in the village of Chembai, in Palakkad district of Kerala; led the filmmaker to new personal discoveries. The village of Chembai was found to be entirely musically gifted and even a layman enjoyed a … [Read more…]
The amazing ways in nature affects the body, mind and spirit. Screened at Colorado, Delhi, Ithaca, Los Olivos and Madrid. Directed by Nitin Das | 2018 Producer and Commissioning Editor: Rajiv Mehrotra Nitin Das runs an independent production house that specialises in creating films with socially relevant themes – films that tell stories of uncommon … [Read more…]
Since the 1970’s Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis. Humble yet passionate and philosophical about his work. Payeng takes … [Read more…]
A documentary about the Human Elephant conflict in West Midnapore district, of West Bengal, the importance of coexistence, and the need to support the forest department and the villagers. In the forested parts of Bengal’s West Midnapore district, man is at a face-off with one of the world’s largest mammal, the Elephant. Every day, every … [Read more…]
Demigods: June is Pride month across the world. In India, Hijras are an officially recognised third gender. Despite this, the transgender community still face untold levels of discrimination and persecution.
Elephant habitats across India are shrinking at an alarming rate, leading to conflict with local residents. In the southern region of Hassan, the conflict has been particularly intense. But accountant-turned-conservationist Vinod Krishnan is part of a team, led by Dr Anand Kumar, that is pioneering a radically new approach to deal with the conflict based … [Read more…]