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
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
Srishti Films in partnership with Kalpavriksh has produced a series of films on alternative initiatives in India. Sustainable livelihoods for pastoralists in Rajasthan to preserving local heritage in Kerala, the need for community conservation, peoples’ initiative against unsustainable development, following traditional beliefs in Sikkim, sustainable architecture and gender rights are a few of the issues tackled by this series.
Produced by: Srishti Films & Kalpavriksh
The Green Hub: first youth and community based video documentation centre for recording the environment, wildlife and people’s biodiversity in North East India. To engage, and empower local youth and the community to conserve biodiversity in the NER in an innovative way, using the visual medium to renew and deepen the respect and understanding of nature and its resources.
The National Bank of Rural and Agricultural Development has set up various agricultural and non farming initiatives in rural development in the North Eastern states of Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur. These series of films are case studies of their success stories in the region.
Produced by: NABARD