Earth Reels @Kriti Film Club

The Kriti Film Club invites you to an evening of coming together and sharing concerns related to the earth on Saturday, 20th April 2013. The screening will mark Earth Day which falls on 22nd April and will be our opportunity to connect and re-connect with what the earth offers us each day and night.

Along with the screening, join us for EcoCafe intervals, our effort to share some organic food and drink to refresh ourselves. You can also get some stuff packed to take home. This will be on contribution and we will share the menu in advance so you can pre-book your eats!!!


Date: 20th April, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm onwards
Venue: S-35, Tara Apartments, Alaknanda, New Delhi- 110019

The Lost Forest
Ishani K Dutta| 20 mins| English

About the film:
A sacred grove that held in its heart secrets of a bygone era. A forest of conflicts, which tradition named Mangerbani. Whether it could be defined as a forest became a big bone of contention. The Manger Draft Development Plan 2031 permits 22 kinds of real estate activities to happen inside a green belt of Aravallis, which is in stark contrast to the Regional Plan 2021 for NCR. Maybe that’s because land comes at a premium here, because if it is not a forest there’s no need to conserve it; because developers are waiting to pounce on it, and they mean big money. The fate of Mangerbani seems to be already sealed. It’s already a lost forest; a forest that isn’t there.

About the film maker:
Ishani set up Carrot Communications, a film production company in 2000. Prior to that she had worked with several television channels like Zee News, Zee Telefilms, Star Television etc. She also teaches at the Delhi School of Communications and is a visiting faculty at other institutes.

Rintu Thomas and Susmit Ghosh| 30 mins| PSBT| English
(awarded the National Award for the best environmental film)

About the film:
This is a film about a unique initiative. It narrates how a small group of development activists, committed to developmental and ecological regeneration, found ways to heal and regenerate a piece of dry, degraded land, and create an agro forest habitat in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district. Timbaktu explores critical issues of food security and sovereignty. It looks at the relationship that a farmer shares with her land, her seeds and raises critical questions about food. 

About the film makers:
Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh are award winning filmmakers who have produced and directed films that explore issues of gender and sexuality, HIV AIDS, street children, disability, maternal and child health and environment. They founded Black Ticket Films, a film production agency that has been recognised for creating films with a unique visual language. Their films have been screened at various international film festivals and leading global television networks as well as at global platforms like the UN Convention on Climate Change. They are also being used by various development sector organisations and governments as advocacy and public engagement tools.

About Kriti Film Club
The Kriti Film Club is an informal and independent educational initiative of a non-profit organization and has been screening thought-provoking documentaries for debate, action, entertainment and outreach among diverse audiences for the past twelve years.

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