Earth Day Mela 2012

workshops, films, bazaar, cafe, interactions 
21-22 April 2012

@American Centre
24, K.G. Marg
New Delhi 110001

The fact that we are here today is because of where we live…on Planet Earth. In a sense then we are indebted to the earth below our feet, literally and figuratively speaking for having flora, fauna and human beings share a common planet. Nature and wildlife as living species in themselves do their but in conserving the earth, and making it function as it should. For us humans too it is essential that we think and act in favour of the earth, saving it for ourselves and our future generations…and to do this by saving and regenerating its resources, while reducing the burdens of wasteful living on the planet.

For this earth to continue giving all of us LIFE, its our responsibility to do everything we can to preserve it and therefore each day is ‘earth day’. At the same time, for this awareness to rise at a larger community, national and international level we mark
April 22 each year as ‘EARTH DAY’.

Earth day was initiated in San Francisco in 1970 and is now celebrated in more than 175 countries corresponding to the environmental needs of their communities.

In collaboration with the
Kriti team, Cinedarbaar, World Wide Fund for Nature and All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association, the American Centre is celebrating Earth Day on 21st and 22nd April, 2012.

The Earth Day Mela will be full of fun activities, film screenings, a music concert, puppetry, and art-music-imaging workshops to appreciate our natural environment.

: Saturday, April 21
Film Screening: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Disneynature Earth – A remarkable story of three animal families on a journey across planet – polar bears, elephants and humpback whales. Film will be followed by interactive session and quiz. {American Center, Cinedarbaar, WWF}

ArtyEarth Workshop: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Design Tote Bags - A workshop that would provide children with an opportunity to color and create their own tote bags. (Facilitated by Cinedarbaar)

EarthyPuppets Workshop: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m
. Puppets for the Earth - Using a variety of recyclable materials, this activity will teach puppet making linked to the concepts around Earth Day and everyone will have a puppet to take back! (Facilitated by Kriti team, to be conducted by Kath-Katha)

EarthySounds Workshop : 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Music from the Earth - A workshop that would provide children with an opportunity to create musical instruments of their own, using natural materials. (Facilitated by Kriti team, to be conducted by Music Basti)

Kalpataru by the Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust, directed by Dadi Pudumjee : 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
. A performance on nature and life, with shadow puppets, projection, music and actors...based on The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. (Facilitated by Kriti team)

DAY 2: Sunday, April 22
Film Screening : 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Dolphin Tale - A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. The film will be followed by an interactive session and quiz. (Facilitated by American Center, Cinedarbaar, WWF)

ArtyEarth Workshop : 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Art for the Earth - A creative visualisation activity with theatre & movement, using wasted materials, paints, brushes, newspaper to foster sensitivity among young people that is linked to their pledge for Earth Day. (Facilitated by Kriti team, to be conducted by Mrinalini Chawla)

ArtyEarth Workshop : 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Conserving the Earth - Using mixed mediums, the audience will be encouraged to understand ways to preserve the earth and create their own stories, poems, images and products to save the earth. (Facilitated and Conducted by Kriti team)

EarthySounds & Images Workshop : 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Earth Day Music/ Photography - The workshop is designed to teach children about music and lyrics on Earth Day theme and nature photography and its techniques. (Facilitated by Cinedarbaar)

Earth Day Concert : 6:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m
“Dhanak Dhin: with Music Basti”, will celebrate the earth with sounds of the monsoon, the freedom of the air we breathe and the love of the soil we belong to...created by artists Suhail Yusuf Khan and Abhishek Mathur, and Shubh Saran and Smiti Malik, voices of many former street-children of the Dil Se Campaign.

Free Earth is a music performance by Vikram and Ish and they will play compositions from the project edGeCut. The music can be described as a mixture of acoustic compositions arranged with synthetic electronic sounds - that build crystalline shimmering layered music and sonic spaces. The live music will comprise of guitar and percussion as it reflects a wide range of influences ranging of Indian classical, Jazz and electronic music like breaks and dnb. (Facilitated by Kriti team)

ON THE SIDELINES, all through the festival:
Earth Craft Bazaar
... which offers a wide variety of eco-friendly creations on sale (bags, stationery, jewelry, t-shirts, handicrafts)
By Kriti team, Worldwide Fund For Nature, Cinedarbaar and All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association
Earth Cafe...will serve tasty, healthy, fresh food and drinks that are easy on the pallete. by Kriti team ecoCafe chefs


PS: Workshop registrations from children and young people are welcome in advance.

Come make an Earth Footprint this April 2012, with family, friends, colleagues... events/161905583932679/


Kriti Film Club
invites you for the premiere screening of


a film by Parvez Imam

on 27th April 2012,

at Amaltas, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi /263251063763455/?ref=ts

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