Top 5 Wildlife and Environment Film makers of India

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Mike Pandey

Mike Pandey is an Indian film maker specializing in films about wildlife and the environment. He has won over 300 awards for his work to spread awareness about biodiversity and species conservation. Mike Pandey has dedicated his life to the protection of wild nature through the use of cinematography and for his courage and determination in producing films – with or without sponsorships – that have influenced policy and saved endangered species.

He can be reached at his facebook page or through River Bank Studios website.

Consumed – dramatic thriller that explores the complex world of genetically modified food

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Consumed – CONSUMED is a dramatic thriller that explores the complex world of genetically modified food.
The story is anchored by a working-class, single Mother on a hunt to uncover the cause of her son’s mysterious illness. Interwoven are the stories of an Organic farmer, the CEO of a biotechnology corporation, two Scientists on the verge of a major discovery, and an ex-Cop caught in the middle of it all.

Watch the Trailer at Youtube

Visit the Movie website – consumedthemovie.com

International Environment Film Festivals – Part 3 – USA

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c ffCinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival, Gainesville, FL

The goal of this four-day Festival is to raise awareness about environmental issues that affect our community and each one of us.
Visit website cinemaverde.org for this years film festival dates & schedule.


NY FFWildlife Conservation Film Festival ( WCFF ), New York, NY

The WCFF is a grass roots, volunteer organization. Its mission is to engage, inform and inspire people around the world the need to preserve global biodiversity. The WCFF does this through the annual film festival in New York.

Visit website wcff.org for this years film festival dates & schedule.


gl effGreat Lakes Environment Film Festival, Milwaukee, WI

The Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival (GLEFF) is a student run annual event that challenges audiences to go beyond passive viewing and take action for the environment. GLEFF presents thought-provoking films and dialogue that raise awareness of sustainability, environmental justice, and ecological issues at the local and global level.

Visit website gleff.org for this years film festival dates & schedule.


FM FFFlagstaff Mountain Film Festival

The Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival’s mission is to provide a cultural alternative to the mainstream commercial film experience and to celebrate, promote, nurture and teach non-fiction filmmaking. FMFF is Bringing socially conscious, environmentally aware, and outdoor adventure films to Flagstaff, Arizona, since 2003.

Visit website flagstaffmountainfilms.org for this years film festival dates & schedule.

International Environment Film Festivals – Part 2 – USA

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Jakson FFJackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, Jackson, WY

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is dedicated to promoting public awareness and stewardship of wildlife and wildlife habitat through the innovative use of media.

Visit website jhfestival.org for this years film festival dates & schedule.


Tales From Planet Earth, Madison, WI

Tales From Planet Earth is a biennial film festival which showcases global environmental films with the belief that issues don’t move people . . . stories do!

Check Website nelson.wisc.edu/tales/ for more information.


wild FFWild and Scenic Film Festival, Nevada City, California

At this festival, we’ll witness how individuals and communities across the globe are taking action and becoming part of the solution on issues ranging from energy, food systems, biodiversity, climate change and the protection and restoration of wild lands and wild waters.

Visit website wildandscenicfilmfestival.org for this years film festival dates & schedule.


Film FestivalEckerd College Environmental Film Festival, St. Petersburg, FL

The Environmental Film Festival is organized by Catherine Griggs, program coordinator and associate professor of American studies, and by Nathan Andersen, professor of philosophy.

Visit website eff.eckerd.edu for this years film festival dates & schedule.


newyork ffNew York WILD Film Festival

The New York WILD Film Festival is the first annual documentary film festival in New York to showcase a spectrum of topics, from exploration and adventure to wildlife and the environment, bringing all things WILD
to the most urban city in the world.

Visit website nywildfilmfestival.com for this years film festival dates & schedule.


portland ffPortland EcoFilm Festival

The Portland EcoFilm Festival is the premier environmental film festival in the US Pacific Northwest, showcasing the very best films about nature, the environment, outdoor pursuits and eco-conscious living. The fest features an annual four-day festival and a year-round film series.

Visit website portlandecofilmfest.org/ for this years film festival dates & schedule.

International Environment Film Festivals – Part 1 – USA

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Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC, USA

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital is the world’s première showcase of environmentally themed films.

Visit Website dcenvironmentalfilmfest for this years film festival dates & schedule.


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San Francisco Green Film Festival

The San Francisco Green Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to screening compelling environmental films, connecting you to film-makers & experts and sparking green ideas & actions.

Visit Website greenfilmfest for this years film festival dates and schedule.


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The Environmental Film Festival at Yale (EFFY)

This film festival is sponsored by the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University and is one of America’s premier student-run environmental film festivals.

Visit Website http://effy.yale.edu/ for this years film festival dates and schedule.


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Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF)

CEFF is an exciting, inspiring, and energizing event that includes world-class environmental films with representatives from local and national organizations. CEFF screens features, shorts, films by foreign and local filmmakers and films by young filmmakers and for youth.

Visit Website ceff for this years film festival dates and schedule.


American Conservation Film Festival

American Conservation Film Festival, West Virginia

The American Conservation Film Festival is an annual event held in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, a vibrant arts community 70 miles west of the nation’s capital.  The ACFF features films from a diverse group of conservation filmmakers around the world.

Visit Website conservationfilm.org for this years film festival dates and schedule.


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International Wildlife Film Festival ( IWFF ), Missoula, Montana

IWFF’s mission is to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television and other media.

Visit Website wildlifefilms.org for this years film festival dates and schedule.

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Marathi Movies based on Wild Life / Animals

Ajoba Movie

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Ajoba is a 2014 movie based on leopard journey. Ajoba ( leopard name ) was rescued from a well and a tracking device was fixed on his neck, before being released back into the wild. He turned out to be one adventurous cat, as he made his way to Mumbai over the Sahyadris.

Watch the Trailer at Youtube
Reference: IMDB , Wikipedia


Astu MovieAstu – So BE IT

“Astu – So be It” is a 2013 feature film. The film revolves around Mr. Shastri, a retired Sanskrit professor who in due course suffers with Alzheimer’s goes missing while travelling with his daughter. During this time of missing he gets fascinated with a elephant walking on street and goes to stay with the family which owns elephant.

The movie was yet to be released into all theatres and is looking for crowd funding as of Jan 2016.

 

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Marathi Movies based on Farm Animals

Khwada Movie

Tingya

Tingya

Tingya is a 2008 Movie starring Sharad Goyekar as a lead actor, The movie is based on a life of a rural boy and his love and friendship with his bull. It concentrates on the hardships faced by the farmers in the state of Maharashtra, India.

Source and Credit – Wikipedia, IMDB

 

Khwada Movie

Khwada

Khwada is a 2015 Movie. It’s a story about shepherds who suffer from land acquisition by the forest department and how their dreams of a settlement get shattered by different obstacles, leading them to migrate permanently.

Source : movie website khwada.in

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Rangaa Patangaa

Rangaa Patangaa is a 2016 movie based on a story of a farmer and his missing bullocks. The movie has highlighted serious issue with most humorous way and conveys a larger message about how actual issues are getting sidelined in the run of commercial news.

Watch the Trailer

 

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Award Winning Short Films on Environment #1

Buntys Tree

Buntys Tree

Buntys Tree is short animation by the students of Mad Arts, Jaspal Bhatti Film School. The Script has been written by Jaspal Bhatti and is directed by Jasraj Singh Bhatti.

The Drought

Jonas, an elderly Brooklyn native, is forced to contemplate his daily routine as an umbrella street salesman during a summer drought. He struggles with the financial burden of being loyal to a dying career while trying to find happiness at home in a quiet and lonely apartment. With the help from his memories, Jonas must decide if he should give up his family trade or try to outlast the drought. Written by Kevin Slack

Source : Youtube, Imdb

Marathi Movies featuring Agriculture – I

Kapus-Kondyachi-Goshta

Gosh Choti

Gosht Choti Dongraevadhi

Is a 2009 Movie starring Makarand Anaspure as a Lead Actor. The film focuses on the plight of farmers in maharashtra’s drought hit region and Farmer Suicides. The film establishes how poor farmers are being wronged by society and government.

Source and Credit : Wikipedia, IMDB


Jhing-chik-jhingJhing Chik Jhing

Jhing Chik Jhing Movie tells the story of a boy growing up in a debt ridden part of India, where farmers routinely commit suicide – sometimes with their families to escape the debt trap.  It tells the story of a boy who dares to hope and dream. 2010 movie stars Chinmay Kambli  and Bharat Jadhav as lead actors.

Source and Credit – Wikipedia, IMDB


Kapus-Kondyachi-Goshta

Kapus Kondyachi Goshta

Movie is  story of triumph over tragedy, where the strong will of simple village girl wins over all odds to become an  inspiration for many. In this land of cotton growers, the heartrending farmer’s suicides are a continuing tragedy in  Maharashtra. It is these grim circumstances that unfold the story of Joyti along with her three sisters as they stand  against village head and ever-fickle villagers. Movie stars Makarand Anaspure, Samidha Guru and Bharat Ganeshpure in  the lead roles.  Source and Credit – Wikipedia


Gabhricha Paus

Gabhricha Paus

The film is about the life of a farmer Kisna (Girish Kulkarni), who is trying to get a good crop in the drought-stricken Vidarbha region, which has been notorious for farmer suicides. It also allegorically tells about how lack of information and education amongst the farmers, can ruin them, despite their indefatigable spirit.

Source : Wikipedia

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Open Call for Artists, Farmers and Community project Initiators by Artist Shweta Bhattad

Open Call

Artist will ask these question to collaborating farmer in reference to hints given below

1. What is your dream ?
Hint : Ask yourself and answer it, then ask collaborating farmer about his dreams.

 

2. What do you think about Agriculture ?

  1. As an Art with creativity
    Hint:- Multiplication of grains and filling green colours on earth reducing the heat of  environment. Every year sowing with different crops, new experience. Satisfaction of creativity, creative Art to satisfy the hunger of the globe .
  2. As an environmental science
    Hint:- Every plant acts like a machine, it cools the atmosphere, absorbs soil water and transpiration. Every plant is a sugar factory and stops soil erosion.
  3. As a commercial source of income
    Hint:- If properly managed as being managed by developed nations, it will be the potent source of money, developing the living standards in developing countries, but at the same time one should know that how much pressure of our hunger can be loaded on mother earth.
  4. As an ancient tradition
    Hint:- Whether traditional crops are beneficial or the tests of agro produces should be preserved as been done by our ancestors or to go for new genetically modified crops and bring genetic changes in human race.
  5. As a hunger laboratory for human beings & cattle
    Hint:- Seed exchange to manage hunger, most of the developed nations are fighting against obesity and developing countries fighting for calories.
  6. What do you suggest to conserve the rain water to avoid salination of water(rain water harvesting)
    Hint:- Ground water, cattle water demand, human water demand, flora-fauna(agricultural water) demand.
  7. Should there be limits on the use of ground water harvesting.
    Hint:- Water below 30 meters should be used, it is an international norm, is it been followed?

 

3. What do you think about scope for change in Agriculture practices ?

  • In view of scientific approaches
    Hint:- Awareness about B.T. and other genetically modified seeds. Awareness regarding use of chemicals in farm(soil, water & air). Education of germination to harvesting in terms of biological study of crops right from early school level(basic knowledge of agriculture, technically and scientifically)
  • In view of commercial approach
    Hint:- While going for commercial approach for farming we should know where to stop. Over production of agro produces can be permanent loss of soil fertility.
  • In view of ecological balance
    Hint:- When we spray insecticide or pesticide we destroy certain species of pests and insects and there-by disturb the Eco-system of the area, harming the pollination which in term diminishes the natural fruit bearing leads to monitory & financial losses.
  • In view of mineral and water requirements of crop
    Hint:- As per the requirement of minerals and water to the plants a specific management should be arranged to insure healthy crops and precautions to avoid over use of minerals and water so that contamination of soil is avoided. Periodically soil and water testing should be done.
  • In view of unconventional ways such as medicinal plants, floricultures, bee farming, silk farming etc.
    Hint:- To increase the income of the farmer and for a change in the traditional pattern of the farming, farmers can go for medicinal crops or floriculture, horticulture, bee farming etc after proper market survey.
  • In view of weather education and easy approach to farmer
    Hint:- As weather plays important role in the growth of crop it is necessary to know thoroughly the climate of the area and pattern of rain, snow, hail storm etc in order to protect crop from natural calamities. There are today many satellites which survey earth and its environment minutely round the clock, this data is available through weather websites which are of use to farmers. Detail study of the patterns by experts should be made available to farmers in simpler presentation so that farmer can easily take actions of his day to day work accordingly ( for e.g. accuweather.com )

 

4. What do you opinion about social aspect of agriculture ?

  1. A large difference in earnings of actual produces i.e. farmers & marketers (agents/touts/industries), also difference in prices of wholesale & retail markets.
    Hint:- There is a difference between wholesale and retail market prices and the producer(farmer) get less return than marketing agencies(torts/agents & industries) there should be some thumb rule to ensure proper income to person who is doing all the hard work for production.
  2. Use of chemical fertilizers, insecticides & pesticides in abundance which in turn pollutes air, water & soil.
    Hint:- There should be awareness education in use of chemicals in farm.
  3. Role of subsidies from government and whether these subsidies are for farmers or for industries. Why do governments need to give subsidy to farmer?
    Hint:- Subsidies all over the world are provided to farmers but in developing countries these subsidies are not given to farmers but to industries where agriculture equipments, fertilizers, pesticides & chemicals are produce. If government wants to give subsidies, should be given directly to farmers in cash.
  4. Should there be a environment friendly Agriculture study right from early school level ?
  5. Should there be a global forum at United Nations for betterment of farmers & Mother Earth ?

5. What do you think about Agriculture Economy ?

  1. Is it a neglected domain compared to Industries?
    Hint:- As there are so many facilities for industrial development in developing nations very less provisions are made for agricultural development and that is why agriculture economy is neglected as compared to industrial economy, secondly the policy of imports & exports are not well defined or constant which leads to the heavy losses to the farmers.
  2. Should there be free flow (migration) of laborers as the finished agro produces are imported or exported?
    Hint:- As import & export of finished products, grains and other agro produces are exported where they are produced in abundance under globalization policy why shouldn’t there be free flow of laborers(migration) so as to avail employment needy and work facility to the farmer.
  3. What should be the monitory support to the farmer against natural calamities? Is the existing system sufficient?
    Hint:- There should be proper insurance cover for all.
  4. Should there be an agency from United Nations to fix the prices of farm produce globally which will ensure proper income to the farmer in any country?
    Hint:- Economy of the crop in develop or underdeveloped countries should be studied and an agreeable cost of agro produces should be fixed so that farmers live with dignity.

 

6. What do you think about finished food (processed) product industry ?

  1. The Canned/Tinned food with harmful preservative adversely affecting human being & environment.
    Hint:- The quantity of preservative used in the canned food is much than the prescribed by standards hence affecting human systems adversely.
  2. The mechanization in food industry generating unemployment.
    Hint:- When huge man power in world is available the unnecessary mechanization of food industry leads to unemployment globally and in addition to that the industrial waste through mechanization pollutes the environment.
  3. Ammonia pollution at large by refrigeration of processed food products which threats ozone layer.
    Hint: – The ozone layer by ammonia released from refrigeration used for storage of finished food products leads to ultraviolet radiation causing global farming.
  4. The large difference in the cost of food due processing on raw food material.
    Hint: – Abnormal amount of profit is added to the prices of canned food as compared to the raw material which makes the food unaffordable to the poor and deprives the farmer who is real producer from getting his share.
  5. A huge quantity of food wastage after the expiry date of preserved food.
    Hint: – Fish/canned food destroyed

 

7. What would you suggest the hard working farmer in the developing nation to do and avoid starvation or suicide. ?
Hint: – Farmer explain his economy such as; what help they get from government/ market and what are the market surveys you do to produce agro produces. What do you think the reasons foe farmer suicide.

 

8. Should be there be proper planning of agro produces globally so as to stop starvations in underdeveloped countries and to avoid food wastages in developed countries(food awareness) ?
Hint:- Basic food awareness in develop countries from childhood(wastage/starving) some nations do not have land to cultivate, people have to buy food from other nations, some don’t have water and some don’t have money. Food is produced by Mother Earth and no human being should sleep empty stomach.

 

About Author : Shweta Bhattad is a visual artist from Nagpur, Maharashtra, India working for farmers cause as well as other rural life improvement projects through art, she can be reached through Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Have-A-Dream-Project/1411957069058466

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I Have A Dream Project, Global Art-Farming-Peace project by Artist Shweta Bhattad

I am Shweta Bhattad, visual Artist from India. I am invited for Vancouver Biennale 2014-2016.
The broader theme of this Biennale is Martin Luther’s King’s speech “I have a dream”. I went to residency for Vancouver Biennale at Squamish in month of July 2014. For this Biennale programme I proposed Global Art Farming Peace Project and named the project as “I Have A Dream”. Squamish is a rural part of Canada, where I made an installation structure, which will be completed in 2016, with the help of the video documentation from collaborating Artists from all around the globe. For this installation I am inviting Artists and Farmers around the world to collaborate and bring them altogether on one global stage.

Concept
We all know about Martin Luther King and his contribution to world. His revolutionary speech “I have a dream” made a deep impact on people and resulted as the pillars to build Modern America. When in this time I sit and look back, in whole world I see some influential people like Martin Luther King in some or other attire, who made this world the better place to live in. Such as Mahatma Gandhi for India, Nelson Mandela for Africa and so on and now at this time it is more important to talk about all such important influential people on one stage. When I talk about bringing these influential people on same stage, I think about the work they did and then want to talk on it in a totally different perspective, uniting the contribution of different communities from different countries. The one thread which connects mother earth is food, and food is also our primary need.

Women and food are always amongst the main concerns I am working on, and that is why I chose to live in rural area during Vancouver Biennale International Artist Residency Programme, as farming is done more in rural areas. Food is very integral part of our day to day lives and I think farming is more connected to women and her role in society. In this globally growing world, the area of farms is reducing very fast… For the project “I Have a Dream”, I am inviting artists around the globe to collaborate who can further collaborate with farmers of their respective countries to grow some grains or vegetables in fields or gardens in form of the sentence which means “I Have A Dream” in their own language and font which can be captured by aerial view.

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During this project of sowing seeds there should be community discussion between artists and farmers about the social heroes of their own countries, local issues, farmers stories and global peace. Project can be done during the sowing seasons of respective collaborating countries, so it will be like all over the world in different countries artists will initiate the project with farmers and will sow the seeds singing their own traditional farming songs, take community meetings and discussions (at least 4 meetings through the project), this all should be documented by the collaborating artists, uploaded and shown on the different video screens which will be displayed during Biennale. These all collaboratively grown crops will be cultivated during the project and will be used for the community lunch between collaborating Artists and Farmers.

Technically this all process from cultivation to harvest may take 90 days(can be different in different countries), artist can choose their own harvesting seasons as the biennale
project is of two years which will connect and unite people and communities all around the world on one stage of biennale through the very basic necessity of a human to survive that is food, also to make relationship with land, ecology & food, to think about women and their role in society, in relation to fertility of land and growth or on whatever subject the collaborating artists and farmers want to talk on.

During this project, while harvesting, cultivating and during the process of collaborating people will learn more about the reformers, their works and the exchanges will go on, in this exchange they will come to know about the important people and their history and their contribution towards the different part of the world. Realization of this project and collaboration of artists and farmers from different regions, disciplines, and background will open ground for cross cultural exchanges.

Timeline of the project and its presentation.
The final display will be in the form of videos and images which artists will upload from all over the globe. These images and videos will be installed in a wooden structure which I fabricated in form of “I Have a Dream”, during my stay at Squamish biennale residency, where different video screens, one for each country will be displayed in Biennale, where the videos will keep running showing the process of the project. Each screen will be titled by the name of collaborating artists and farmers and the viewer can hear the videos through head phones. The final installation, with video screens and videos from different countries will be completed in 2016.
This project is now selected for the Big Idea Educational Program and is now the part of 11 Grade syllabus of Canadian Schools, students will learn about the global farming scenario from the videos by collaborating Artists. Artists will be credited for being the part of the Syllabus. You can follow this link for more details BIG IDEAS Education. Also biennale will mention the names of collaborating artists, groups and farmers on their website, giving them the credit of collaboration in this global project.

IHADP 2I made this wooden Installation during my stay at Vancouver Biennale Residency.

The land required for the project can also be a small garden space, but the words grown
should be clearly visible. At present there are 25 countries collaborating in “I Have A Dream” Global Art Farming Peace Project.

Images from collaborating Artists & Farmers

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I Have A Dream Project in Italy by- Tatiana Villani

 IHADP 4

I Have A Dream Project in Rajasthan, India by- Neeraj Patel

Some FAQ’S

This project is a global project and belongs to everyone who is collaborating and who is following…
Is there any participation fee for Artists and farmers in this global project ?
Ans: No participation fees required.

What artist, farmer and participating country will get ?
As it is a Global project talking about world peace, which will involve the countries around the globe, it will share the huge platform, where there will be important community discussions taking place via skype and other social media. Farmers and Artists can share stories about them and their countries on one platform. This project will have a greater public attention and visibility around the globe. Project from each country will be well labeled with Artist and Farmers names and will be the part of open museum display at Canada. Also the project will be the part of online display. Skype and other social networking will help for sharing and making network with collaborating artists and farmers. Also the project & documentation from collaborating Artist will be the part of Big Ideas Education Programme for Grade 11 Canadian school syllabus.
The ideas and knowledge exchange, through skype meet and project updates will open new platforms for Artists & Farmers both.

What to talk to Farmers ?
You need to collaborate with farmers explaining them about the importance of project for them, for you, for your country. Explaining them about how all the farmers and artists from around the globe are uniting for this project and how they can keep their views and issues related to farming, land issues, farmers stories, your national social heroes and talking about the world peace in such way (you are free to choose the subject you need to take to world which you feel is very important for your country to be the part of community discussions the decision should be collaborative)… Farmers need to unite together to use their skill to make the plantation happen, they are our feeders, and have a special place in human world, this project is in a way tribute to their contribution to our lives too… You need to find farmers who would love to collaborate voluntarily.

Land size ?
You need to find a land or garden where you can sow the seeds and have a clear areal view of the words “I Have a Dream” grown.

When to plant ?
You can plant during the sowing season of your country (taking farmer assistance)

What to plant ?
You can choose to plant anything crop or vegetable, cultivating which you need to do community lunch with farmers. Also you can choose the crop which has the relation to your country history (Talking farmer assistance)

How to plant ?
Artist need to help the farmers understanding and marking the sentence on land which means “I Have a Dream” in their own country language and font (showing them the images). Farmers need to use their skills for sowing, harvesting and cultivating.

How and what to document ?
You need to document the process of marking the space, sowing seeds, discussions videos and every 10 days the images of growth (if you want make frequent images will also be good) and uploading it on the address or site of the project. We will also let you know about the video quality and from what height it should be shoot. You can do discussions in your own language, but while documenting you need to add English subtitles in video, so it can reach larger audience. You can also collaborate with different organizations or Artist community for the realization of the project. If possible if there is any costume, culture, songs of farming, sowing seeds, harvesting or cultivating, you can make it a part of project performing it with farmers and recording it. In this way we can also exchange each other’s farming culture.

How many community discussions and meets should be done during the entire project
and when ?
Artist need to plan meetings discussions with farmers. You need to plan at least 4 meetings with farmers for community discussions (on subject of collaborative choices), time and dates will be your choice, there is an online chart for all collaborating artists and farmers where everyone can fill, the dates and time of discussions which will be publicly available so that people around the globe can keep track of the project and we all will know where, when, what and how the things will happen. Artists and farmers can choose their own dates and time for discussions according to their own comfort but it should be filled by the artist in online project schedule chart.

Skype Meet ?
Once we decide on participating countries and artists we will make a common skype meet. If you have any more questions please feel free to ask…

About Author : Shweta Bhattad is a visual artist from Nagpur, Maharashtra, India working for farmers cause as well as other rural life improvement projects through art, she can be reached through Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Have-A-Dream-Project/1411957069058466

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Mulshi Pattern – Marathi Movie showing hardships faced by farmers during developmental phase

Mulshi Pattern

A stark portrayal of the hardships faced by farmers, Mulshi Pattern tackles some of the raging issues of our times. The film lays bare the deep flaws of the system which turns the farmer into a criminal and a social outcast.

Films story is based on farmers who sold off their land in Mulshi taluka during the 1990s and early 2000s, but it also holds true for other parts of the country as well.  Be it bringing to fore the haplessness of the farmers coerced into selling their lands or the path of crime their subsequent generations embark on, the film opens your eyes to the harsh realities of this developmental phase.

Mulshi Pattern Trailer

References – IMDB – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9310280/
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/marathi/movie-reviews/mulshi-pattern/movie-review/66733899.cms