Aranyam 2007

The Government of Karnataka, Forest Dept, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, British Council, Wild Screen U.K, Vodafone, Radio Mirchi, and Epson, are together organising “Aranyam 2007- Wild Life and Environmental Film Festival” a film festival with WILD LIFE and Environment as its theme in Bangalore on 5th 6th and 7th during Wild Life Week on October 2007.

Aranyam 2007 will be held at Gurunanak Bhavan, Jasma Bhavan Road Off Millers Road Vasanth Nagar Bangalore, Karnataka, 560001. India.), Bangalore on 5th, 6th and 7th Oct 2007.

The festival will start the screenings of documentaries, animations,PSAs, music videos and feature films from 17:00 to 21:00 hrs on the 5th and 10:00 A.M to 8:30 p.m.

Aranyam is a three-day special event showing films about wildlife and nature. Films will be presented with discussions and the gathering will include consumers of eco tourism, environment organizations,wildlife organizations, forest department and documentary movie producers.


5 Oct

Time Title of the film Director Duration

INAUGURAL FUNCTION ( 5.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
6.00 p.m.
Wild Dog Dairies Kripakar Senani 38 mins
7.15 p.m.
Earth Calling – Episode Coorg Rita Banerji
Shilpi Sharma 28 mins

6th October 2007
10.00 a.m.
Are We Changing Planet Earth? The BBC 59 mins
11.15 a.m.
An Green Agony Geeta Singh 26 mins
11.50 a.m.
Climate Change: Hard News, Hard Facts Greenpeace 03 mins
12.00 a.m.
Can We Save Planet Earth? The BBC 59 mins
OPEN FORUM . lunch
12.45 a.m.
Strange Days on Planet Earth: The One Degree Factor National Geographic 56 mins
02.00 p.m.
Global Dimming The BBC 49 mins
03.00 p.m.
Climates First Orphan Eleanora Images 20 mins
03.30 p.m.
A degree of concern Syed Fayaz
04.15 p.m
The weeping apple tree Vijay S Jodha
05.00 p.m.
The Fridge
Lucie Stamfestova 7 mins
Panel Discussion: Carbon Neutral Bangalore (05.30 p.m. to 07.00 p.m.)
07.15 p.m.
Diminishing Resources Himanshu Malhotra and Sabina Kidwai 49 mins

7th October 2007
10.00 a.m.
Tiger Death Chronicles Krishnendu Bose 63 mins
Workshop: RTI for solution (10.15 a.m. to 11.45 a.m.)
12.00 p.m.
The Queen of Trees Victoria Stone and Mark Deeble
54 mins
Break (1.00 p.m to 1.30 p.m.)
01.30 p.m.
Silenced Witness P. Balan 63 mins
02.30 p.m. Angels in Tigerland Suresh Elamon 35 mins
03.15 p.m.
Once there was a Purple Butterfly Sonia Kapoor
03.45 p.m.
The Last Dance Ashima Narain
26 mins
04.15 p.m.
Cherub of the mist Bedi Films 50 mins
05.15 p.m.
Leopards in the Lurch Gurmeet Sapal 13 mins
05.45 p.m.
Turtles in The Soup Kalpana Subramanian
06.15 p.m.
just another death Vilas Kane 20 mins
06.45 p.m.
Concert for India’s environment Chinmaya Dunster 15 mins
07.00 p.m.
The Hunted
Jay Mazoomdar
07.20 p.m.
Right to Survive
Rita Banerji

07.45 p.m.
Discovery of God

08.15 p.m.
Riding Solo to the top of the world

1 Comment so far

  1. Pisipati Sriram (unregistered) on September 29th, 2007 @ 6:06 pm

    Organising the three-day film fest – Aranyam 2007 – with the theme wild life and environment by the Karnataka Govt in collaboration with half a dozen other organisations is a good idea. If it creates greater awareness about the need for preserving ecological balance and environment among the people and the governments.

    One of the reasons for the rising global temperatures is said to be the wiping of vast stretches of the great Amazon Rain Forests in Brazil. CO2 emissions, aviation fuels, gasguzzlers, untreated industrial effluents discharged into rivers and seas, indiscriminate felling of trees, besides many more reasons are responsible for damazine the ozone layer and global warming.

    Events like film fests normally should help in creating greater awareness besides provoking intelligent debate and a reasonable plan of action.

    Such events should not be reduced to annual departmental features with ribbon cuttings and inaugural speeches by city’s Page 3 celebrities and politicos whose interest lies where is too wellknown. Environment and wildlife issues are serious matters.

    They should not be like the annual Earth Runs organised with cine sizzlers waving flags, flashing their teeth and throwing the earth caps after the mandatory run and soon after coverage by private channels and media persons. All success for Aranysam 2007.

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