August 15-19, 2009, 6 to 9 pm

ONE BILLION EYES

Venue: Alliance Francise
http://www.abillioneyes.in/

The fifth year of One Billion Eyes, the Indian Documentary Film Festival curated by Prakriti Foundation is back for its annual showcasing of documentary and short films. This Year’s theme is “Ecology, Earth and Environment”.

With global attention focused on climate change this is an issue that concerns us in India at several levels. From the much-publicized Narmada Bachao Andolan to the missing tigers of India, every state seems to have “green” issues it needs to tackle at the urban and rural level. The commodification of American seeds into our farms, the missing of several species, being decimated annually, the issues of human-animal conflict, the pollution from our cities and our lax attitude to all of these are to be showcased at the festival with simultaneous events of talks by leading activists in the world of environmental studies and an exciting drawing exhibition by children. As usual a jury will decide the best movie.

Prakriti Foundation is proud to co-present this with its cultural collaborator the Alliance Francaise of Chennai.
- Ranvir Shah, Artistic Director

Movies to be screened
DATE MOVIES DIRECTOR DURATION
15/08/09 POISON ON A PLATTER AJAY KANCHAN 28 MINUTES
A DUET WITH THE RIVER GOD ALTAF MAZID 90 MINUTES
THAT MANY FACES OF MADNESS AMAR KANWAR 19 MINUTES
GHARAT PANKAJ RISHI KUMAR 40 MINUTES
16/8/09 MAHUA MEMOIRS VINOD RAJA 80 MINUTES
1000 DAYS AND A DREAM C.SARATH CHANDRAN & P.BABURAJ 60 MINUTES
DISPOSABLE VIMLENDU JHA 23 MINUTES
THE LAST DANCE ASHIMA NARAIN 11 MINUTES
THE MALL ON TOP OF MY HOUSE ADITI CHITRE 5.5 MINUTES
17/8/09 WASTED VIMLENDU JHA 16 MINUTES
MARUBHUMI AMAR KANWAR 52 MINUTES
HEALERS FOR ALL REASONS VIJAY JODHA 28 MINUTES
APNA ALOO BAZAAR BECHA PANKAJ.H.GUPTA 30 MINUTES
THE LATENT CITY KRISHNENDU BOSE 56 MINUTES
18/8/09 TIGER- THE DEATH CHRONICLES KRISHNENDU BOSE 60 MINUTES
BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP SEA SARASWATHI KAVULA 73 MINUTES
ONLY AN AXE AWAY C.SARATH CHANDRAN & P.BABURAJ 40 MINUTES
HOME COMING GAURI WARUDI 10 MINUTES
19/8/09 WATER WARRIORS NUTAN MANMOHAN 60 MINUTES
FAECAL ATTRACTION PRADIP SAHA 32 MINUTES
SCAVENGING DREAMS JASMINE ROY & AVINASH ROY 28 MINUTES
IRON IS HOT BIJJU TOPPO & MEGHNATH 35 MINUTES
IN THE PINK ASHIMA NARAIN 24 MINUTES
VISION 2020 SARASWATHI KAVULA 6 MINUTES
Dr.Vandana Shiva (Environmentalist & Right Livelihood Award Winner) will talk on Environment on 17/08/09 at Loyola College Auditorium Chennai at 12 pm as apart of One Billion Eyes Documentary Film Festival.

Details of the movies to be screened