Rising Gardens Film Festival Moving Mountains/ Women and Solidarities. The Jujurana’s Kingdom (Docu/English/2019/9 mins). Dir. Munmun Dhalaria. What does it take to protect a vulnerable pheasant species at a time when India is rapidly losing its biodiversity?
Raasaleela (Short Fiction/English/ 2018/ 12 mins). Dir. Sahara Sharma. Based on a real incident, this film tells the story of Radha, a conservationist, who devises an ingenious plan to save a rhino her village is determined to capture.
Saving Mr. Green (Short Fiction/English/ 2018/ 22 mins). Dirs. Shivani Monga and Ankush Gupta. When little Piyali finds out that her best friend, the tree outside her window, is going to be cut down for car parking space, she decides to do whatever she can to save him. But will she be able to convince her neighbours to save the tree?
Bamboo Ballads (Docu/ Malayalam with English Subtitles /2020 /29 mins) Dir. Sajeed Naduthody. Naina Febin, a school student, uses music to cover the philosophy, myth and heritage of her favourite plant. She plants bamboo saplings, is writing a book on bamboo and has formed a music band that uses instruments made only of bamboo. Collab. Kriti Film Club, One Million Rising South Asia and Sangat. Screenings mark the Earth Day.
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