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Screening of nature films

 

 for a living planet                      World Wide Fund for Nature-India

                                                                             172 B, Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110 003

                                                                        Tel:  41504815/4816/4817/4819

                                                       Fax: 4150-4779/4795 E Mail: rbakshi@wwfindia.net

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FILMS TO BE SCREENED AT INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE – 2009

 

November 7, 2009 – HOME - A film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand- Duration 90 minutes - Home, the first film by the photographer - well-known for his series of Earth from Above images - highlights the treasures of planet Earth and the marks that humans leave behind. It aims to inspire global action by raising awareness of our shared responsibility for the planet and all of its inhabitants This visually dramatic special illustrates the planet's fragile state entirely from a birds-eye view in stunning high definition. With spectacular aerial views from more than 50 countries, viewers will see the extent of human impact on our landscapes. And not a moment too soon: In the past 50 years --a single lifetime -- the Earth has been more radically changed than by all previous generations of humanity.

 

December 19, 2009 – English – 24 minutes -  Living with the Park – Ranthombore National Park  = The film is a look at the popular tiger reserve as an integrated universe comprising its animals and people in the adjoining areas. The forests connects the two and neither one can flourish with the other.  So is the policy of segregating the park as a preserve for animals alienating the people who lived in harmony with the park for decades, helping the Park. There are no quick answers.  The film depicts the main attraction of the park the Bengal Tiger which is in danger of getting decimated here, as it has already happened in Sariska earlier.  Is it time we looked outside the park for the reasons, at the humanity which is living outside, their lives still connected to the Park – the people who are living with the park.  Filmed and directed by Dr. Susan Sharma.

 

TO CORBETT WITH LOVE -  ENGLISH – 24 MINUTES

Corbett National Park nestles in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is the first national park of the Indian sub-continent and was the launching pad for the region's ambitious conservation plan called Project Tiger in 1974. This 24 minute video was exclusively shot in Corbett Park and portrays the park’s magnificent forests with their rich flora and fauna which attract more than 48,000 tourists annually. The park consists tigers, elephants, deer, ghariyals etc. and some 500 odd species of birds. The film looks at the conversion of Jim Corbett, the Nainital- born Britisher who founded the National Park, from hunter to protector of wildlife. In the film you can meet Subedar Ali, the mahout who survived a tiger attack, spent a year in hospital and then came back to work in Corbett Park as a mahout, taking photographers and tourists for jungle trips. The film is a tribute to the silent protectors of the tiger. Filmed and directed by Dr. Susan Sharma. Dr Susan Sharma – director of the film will introduce and have interaction session with audience for both of the films.

Venue: India International Centre Conference Room I & Main Auditorium, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi - 110003     TIMING – 6:30

For further information please contact: Mr Raj Pal Singh,Network Services and Supporter Relations, World Wide    Fund for Nature-India, Pirojsha Godrej National Conservation Centre, 172 B, Lodi Estate, New Delhi, 110003    = Tel: 41504815-19/41504808 E-mail:  rbakshi@wwfindia.net

 

 




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