The stories of four common people across diverse climatic regions, on the frontlines of grave climate change. Four common people – a teacher, a farmer, a shepherd, a father – find themselves on the front line of the earth’s biggest, most complex crisis: climate change. Belonging to India’s ancient tribes, they bear witness to the … [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.
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…]
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…]
Underground fires have been burning for more than a century beneath India’s largest coalfield, but in recent decades open-cast mining has brought the flames to the surface with devastating consequences for the local population. As communities are destroyed and thousands suffer from toxic fumes, what lies behind this human and environmental disaster? Filmmakers Gautam Singh … [Read more…]
India is hungry for energy. Over 173 power plants, all of them coal-fired, will be built to power the nation’s high-tech industries and booming cities.