Kriti Film Club screening, Saturday, 24th October, 12 noon: Do Come!

invites you for a special screening of two films on

Saturday, 24th October, 12 noon onwards
Venue: S-35 Tara Apartments, Alaknanda, New Delhi 19
Phone: 26027845/ 26033088

This event is independently organized by Kriti Team volunteers.

Film 1:

Four short films (63 minutes English 2007)
1. A light burns 2. Building a green future now 3. In their elements 4. The future beneath our feet
The film makers: 1. Mariam Chandy 2. Sashi Shivara-makrishnan 3. Inder Kathuria 4. Praveen Singh
Produced by The British Council

ABOUT THE FILMS: 1. Deep within the coal belt of India, in a remote village in Jharkhand, torn by naxal violence, two enterprising youngsters struggle to generate electricity for their village using the oil of an indigenous plant in "A light burns". 2."Building a Green Future....Now" shows the efforts towards energy conservation in our built environment, both residential and at the workplace. 3. "In their Elements" records how the solar- wind hybrid system is bringing about happy changes in two remote mountain villages of Lahaul-Spiti and how it can help change lives all along the higher Himalayas. 4. "The Future Beneath our Feet" explores the yet untapped Geothermal Energy resources of the country.

Film 2:

Four short films (17 minutes English)
1. City Farming 2. Vernacular Values 3. Landscape for Rainwater 4. A Farm Garden in a Dryland of TamilNadu

ABOUT THE FILMS: City Farming - Nature is vanishing at a very fast pace from cities. This film captures this process of Dr. R.T. Doshi Science of city farming. Vernacular Values - In this film the philosopher in R.L. Kumar, a trained accountant reflects on his attempts to build houses differently with a passion for the earth and the people he is working with. This exploration has made Kumar an architect, builder, comrade to his workers and philosopher to some of his NGO friends and chief haranguer to others. Landscape for Rainwater - A huge and beautiful archaeological site in Hampi, Karnataka, shows ruins of taks, water channels and aqueduct show how Indian people succeeded in using a passive and complex system so that rainwater was sufficient for all their water needs. A Farm Garden in a Dryland of TamilNadu - landscape architect, Mohan S. Rao, explains using the example of a farm garden how to conserve and reuse rainwater as much as possible with sensitive and sustainable methods. The basic principles of this kind of work are explained in a simple way and in a quiet rhythm.

Significance of the Number 350 and October 24?:
350 is the most important number in the world—it's what scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Two years ago, after leading climatologists observed rapid ice melt in the Arctic and other frightening signs of climate change, they issued a series of studies showing that the planet faced both human and natural disaster if atmospheric concentrations of CO2 remained above 350 parts per million. Everyone from Al Gore to the U.N.’s top climate scientist has now embraced this goal as necessary for stabilizing the planet and preventing complete disaster. Now the trick is getting our leaders to pay attention and craft policies that will put the world on track to get to 350. On October 24, the International Day of Climate Action will cover almost every country on earth, the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet’s history. There will be big rallies in big cities, and incredible creative actions across the globe: mountain climbers on our highest peaks with banners, underwater demonstrations in island nations threatened by sea level rise, churches and mosques and synagogues and ashrams engaged in symbolic action, star athletes organizing mass bike rides—and hundreds upon hundreds of community events to raise awareness of the need for urgent action. Every event will highlight the number 350—and people will gather at some point for a big group photo depicting that all important message. At, we'll assemble all the photos for a gigantic, global, visual petition.

Kriti team has decided that education into solutions is a simple and fun way of talking about the environment. So come out, bring a friend and enjoy looking at advances in solutions to the environmental crisis, by doing this you will be joining the thousands participating on October 24 for the shared goal.

ABOUT THE FILM CLUB: Kriti Film Club offers an independent and informal space for screening documentary & mainstream films as well as slide shows, on a whole range of issues connected with development, human rights & social attitudes/ trends once a month. We also serve as a borrowing & buying space for documentary films. Consistently screening films since 1999 in New Delhi, through the support of film makers and our audiences' contribution into our 'gullak' (collection box)!

Open for all, confirmations would be appreciated so we can keep enough kullad wali chai and eats for everyone.

Kriti team…Celebrating 10 years of creative expressions for social change! (1999 – 2009)