Quotes from the Earth
A film festival on the environment
Quotes from the Earth brings together
a multitude of voices and views on environment from across the globe.
Equity and justice for all, is the unifying thread. From the rare
cloud forests of Latin America to the impact of global warming on
world's largest mangrove forests of Sunderbans in the Bay of Bengal,
from organic farming in South Africa to the impact of genetically
modified cotton in Andhra Pradesh - 23 documentaries have been woven
together under the themes of 'Earth, Survival and Water'.
The three-day film festival on environment is
organised by Toxics Link in association with the India International
Centre and supported by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation,
India and the Embassy of Switzerland, New Delhi. Content for the
festival was also contributed by Magic Lantern Foundation and Gothe
Institute, New Delhi.
While the documentaries will offer a visual understanding,
two panel discussions will bring together experts, filmmakers and
activists to flesh out new ideas. The first one will be on ‘Are
environmental documentaries only addressing the converted?’
and the second one will discuss the globally important issue of
GM crops – ‘The GM Divide: Technological progress
or interference with nature?’
Date: November 3-5, 2006
Venue: India International Centre,
New Delhi, India
schedule of the film festival
films screened in the festival will show case both local problems
like deforestation in Silent Valley of Kerala and the global problems
like climate change illustrating their localised impact. The films
shot with love and concern for nature and manhood documents the
need for preservation and conservation. The details of the films
and the festival can be found in the brochure.
brochure of the film festival
The film festival will show case the multiple
voices of the community and the individual on environment in form
of some of the best never-seen-before documentaries. The press note
highlights the films not to be missed.
from the Earth: Making environment everybody's concern
Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit expressed
her concern for degrading environmental conditions and the vanishing
sparrows from Delhi in the inauguration of ‘Quotes from the
Earth’ environmental documentary film festival. She added
that films are one of the most powerful mediums to take the issue
to the masses and offered all necessary support to show case the
festival to people of the city through projection vans.
have all the sparrows gone? Wonders Delhi Chief Minister:
‘Quotes from the Earth’ environment film festival inaugurated
from the Earth: Making environment everyone's concern
Quotes from the Earth, a three-day film festival
on environment, was held from November 3-5, 2006. The article offers
an inside view of the festival and argues that there is more to
environmental films than the size of its audience.