KRITI FILM CLUB celebrates environment day month

After the Ecofestival 2011, we continue to make ecofootprints, now in Gurgaon with a series of ecoReels at Epicentre in Gurgaon...

Dates: June 7, 14, 20

Address: Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon

Open for all!


June 7              7:30pm|Global Warming - A Fable From The Himalayas (Eng/2007/8mins) Dir.Nitin Das. Shot near Tibet, a magical tale about a young boy close who finds the solution to Global Warming from a monk in the mountains. The film was made possible by Spitiecosphere, an NGO based out of Spiti, whose main objective is to preserve the culture of Spiti and implement sustainable development without harming the ecology. It aims at spreading awareness as to how Global warming is impacting the fragile ecosystems. Collab: Kriti Film Club

The Jungle Gang Meets The Rhino (Eng/2010/16mins) Dir.Krishnendu Bose. The first wildlife Indian film made exclusively for children, aims to expose our younger audience to the diverse wild flora and fauna of India and encourage them to actively participate in wildlife conservation. The film has three animated wild animal characters--Bar Headed Geese, Slender Loris and a Black Buck--three animals, which bring the flavour of three different habitats of India. They travel together to the Kaziranga National Park to know more about the Great Indian Rhinoceros, its habitat, threats and the conservation efforts which have saved it from extinction. Collab: Kriti Film Club

A Dam Old Story (Hindi/2011/26mins) Dir.Tarini Manchanda. 4711 big dams are built and 390 are under construction in growing India, while more than 40 million people have been displaced by such development. In this documentary, discover the treasures of a Southern Himachal Pradesh lifestyle, a place where the energy of flowing water is used to grind wheat and economic relations are based on trust. 
A dam is planned in the Sirmour District of Himachal Pradesh, to supply drinking water to Delhi. Who wants the dam? The film tells a story through conversations with Sirmouris, and explores the politics of dam construction. Collab: Kriti Film Club

June 14                       7:30pm|Mean Sea Level (English/2011/58mins) Dir. Mean Sea Level takes us through the story of the inhabitants of the islands of Ghoramara and Sagar, at the southern tip of the Indo-Gangetic Delta. Almost 7000 inhabitants have been forced to leave Ghoramara in the last 30 years, as the island has become half in size. The biggest island, Sagar which hosted refugees from other islands all these years is witnessing massive erosion now. 70000 people in the 9 sea-facing islands are at the edge of losing land in next 15 years. For these people climate change is real.
Rising Sea level, 2mm a year is resulting in daily insecurity for home and livelihoods. Sheikh Lalmohan who lost his home in an island Lohachara 18 years ago, and lives in a refugee camp in Sagar. While Kavita Shil keeps on moving her house inside island in Ghoramara as the water eats up her house. Experience this new breed of climate refugees. 

June 20                        7:30pm|The Miracle Water Village (English/2010/12mins) Dirs.Rintu Thomas & Sushmit Ghosh. An inspirational story of an impoverished farming community in India that reversed its fortunes through its visionary model of water management. Lying in one of the worst drought-prone regions of India, the village of Hiware Bazar battled many decades of sparse rain and failed crops. However, 20 years ago, the entire village came together to script a silent revolution by designing a rainwater-harvesting model that saved every drop of the scanty rain they received. Today, the village is literally an oasis in the middle of the desert, boasting of bumper harvests, dairy co-operatives, millionaire families and visionary farmers. 

The Groundwater Up Project (Eng/Hindi/2010/36mins) Dir.Tarini Manchanda, Katie Gillett, and Moriah Mason Meet people who are trying to rejuvenate Delhi’s baolis (step wells) and lakes, and school kids who are harvesting rain water. Attend a river clean up event with music and dancing. Listen to stories of struggle and Satyagraha.

The film doesn’t solve Delhi’s “water crises”, but it explores current solutions like dams and sewage treatment plants. It discovers ideas in unexpected places and highlights people pursuing creative solutions. 

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