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Environment film fest

Environment and Wildlife Film Festival titled "Vatavaran Travels 2006" will be held on October 5, 6 and 7 at the Kalaivanar Arangam, Wallajah Road.

It is being organised by CPR Environmental Education Centre in collaboration with Centre for Media Studies, New Delhi, and supported by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and Department of Environment, Government of Tamilnadu.

The festival includes Shekhar Dattatri's "Little Kingdom by the Coast", about the coast's remarkable ecosystem and the problems that confront it, "Kanha - Protecting a Paradise", about the role of forest guards in protecting wildlife reserves and the hardships they face and "Panna - Jewel of Central India", that focuses on the wildlife and ecosystem of the Panna Tiger Reserve. There will also be films by Praveen Singh ("Indian Leopards - The Killing Fields"), Sanjay Barnela ("River Taming Mantras"), Syed Fayaz ("The Way to Dusty Death"), Anand Thakur ("Do Your Bit"), Nutan Manmohan ("A Second Hand Life") and Ajay and Vijay Bedi ("The Policing Langur").

A workshop on Environmental Filmmaking: Opportunities and Constraints" will be a part of the festival. There will also be special screening of films for children and college students.

Entry is free. For details call 24346526/ 24337023.

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