Films for the Future April 2, 2012Posted by British Council India in Climate Change.
Tags: Ayush, British Council India, Car Pooling, Climate Champions, Climate Change, Dinesh, Enchanted Amazon, Filmkaar.com Tanya, Global Warming, Nitin Das, Plastic Bottle Reuse, Save Electricity
What does the future hold? A question that is relevant for each of one of us. Not just as individuals, but also as a society. Our world is undergoing a period of rapid change and a lot of this development is happening at the cost of the environment. But the positive aspect of this development is that it is connecting the world together. Helping us share knowledge, ideas and solutions.
In a world of digital media and social networks, films on environment are a very important tool to sow the seeds of awareness and inspire a large number of people
To build on this idea, we carried out a very interesting project. We worked with a small group of dedicated young people from the British Council Climate Champions network and trained them in the art of filmmaking over a period of 2 months.
Given below is a selection of some of the films that were made by the climate champions.
- Film by Ayush (Save Electricity) – “Through this film I have thematically tried to bridge the gap between our daily-practices and their indirect but definite impact on the environment” says Aayush.
- Film by Dinesh (Car Pooling) – “Cars, cars everywhere; not a hint of movement’, this was the thought in Dinesh’s mind when he made this film.
- Film by Tanya (Plastic Bottle Reuse) – Tanya feels that “waste pickers in Pune have always been doing work that is beneficial for the environment, but have never really received their due. This film is to showcase their contribution to effective waste management.”
About the facilitator: Nitin Das runs a production house that focuses on producing socially relevant films: www.filmkaar.com. For the past 2 years he has been working on a project that uses films and stories from around the world to create awareness about the environment: http://www.elfproject.org
For more information on the British Council Climate Champions project visit this link.