Film screening of 'Chasing Sustainability: Tales from South Asia
Supported by Centre for Sustainable Forests and Landscapes
Films, stories and art can give a face to every data point; they can humanise data through unique, real-life experiences. When a group of scientists from GeoSciences, film makers, teachers and education-based charities passionate about climate and social justice came together, it led to the creation of new tools for climate literacy-a documentary anthology film and fun-filled lesson plans.
This will be followed by a panel discussion.
Light refreshments will be served.
The films are as follows:
1. Droughtlands- By Omkar Khandagale and Aditya Thakkar, Between the droughts that force them to migrate in search of employment and survival, and the harsh working conditions at the plantations, sugarcane cutters have found themselves in a self-consuming spiral that has lasted generations in Maharashtra, India. Through this film, we aim to capture the lived experiences of the sugarcane harvesting labourers while at home during the monsoons, the only time of year they’re able to cultivate the lands they own.
2. Green wars- By Joel Elias, After new environmental regulations are announced, farmers in the Idukki district of Kerala, India, are faced with an unenviable choice: lose their livelihood, or fight and risk being called anti-Nature.