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COLONIES IN CONFLICT
A feature length documentary film under the direction of Ms. Rajani Mani. A story from India that turns the mirror to the plight of India’s wild honeybees as they navigate through the fast-changing environment that is bringing them face to face with the possibility of mass annihilation.
Produced by: Elephant Corridor Films
Winner Independent Production Award, Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam 2022
Finalist Jackson Wild Media Awards 2022
Excellence Nature Without Borders International Film Festival 2022
Nominated Van Lawick Conservation Award, Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam 2022
Official Selection Matsalu Nature Film Festival 2022
Official Selection Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 2022
Official Selection All Living Things Environmental Film Festival 2022
Official Selection Seattle Film Festival 2022
Colonies in Conflict
Young voices in the time of Corona.
CoVISIONS is a collection of short films by young filmmakers across five continents available as a series and a feature omnibus, telling intimate stories about their experience of Covid-19. With insight and honesty, the filmmakers tackle themes such as family, loneliness, revolution, disappointment - and make unexpected discoveries about their loved ones, their societies, and themselves. Available as an omnibus feature or a shorts series.
Curated and Produced by Marcia Jarmel & Hervé Cohen
FOREST RIGHTS ACT
The Forest Rights Act (FRA), for the first time in 2006, granted tribal communities the right of settlement in forest areas. Till then, they were “encroachers”. Fourteen years after a historic law was formulated to give forest dwellers legal ownership of their traditional land, their fate still hangs in the balance. A recent Supreme Court verdict, which almost made their eviction imminent, has brought the focus back on the complex rights recognition process under the Forest Rights Act. The forests of India are home to 8 per cent of the country's population and they are the keepers of traditional knowledge and forest conservation practices.
Produced by: Srishti Films
Winner Indian short films at ALT EFF 2022
Screened at Vikalp @ Prithvi Film Festival, One Billion Rising South Asia Film Festival, ICCR Consortium 10th Anniversary Festival
ATREE Banni Series
The Banni Grasslands Reserve in the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat in West India was known to be Asia's largest grasslands. Home to the elusive Indian wolf, desert fox, desert cat and the endangered great Indian bustard, the landscape has changed dramatically over the past few decades due to human intervention. The two part film series explores the impact of the invasive species Prosopis Juliflora introduced by the government of India, on the ecology, environment and livelihoods in Banni.
Co-produced by Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment and Srishti Films.
Produced by: ATREE & Srishti Films