Today World Environment Day is being celebrated all over the world. Every year on June 5, World Environment Day is organized around the world. The main objective of this day is to make people aware of the environment. On this special occasion, the Films Division of India will organize a two-day online film festival.
This film festival has been named ‘Oasis of Hope’. In this, films related to environmental protection will be included on June 5 and 6. Giving information about this, a tweet has been made by the film division.
The two-day festival will consist of films that give a strong message of reviving the environment and reimagining nature’s co-existence by suggesting various ways to restore the inseparable relationship of human being and nature.
The event will see Pakistan, in collaboration with UN Environment Programmes (UNEP) as the host country with over 143 participant countries.
Apart from this, information about the films was given by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB). A total of six films will be screened at this film festival.
The films in the special “green package” are – The Jungle Man Loiya (21 mins / Farha Khatun), a film that highlights the story of Loiya Ngamba, a nature lover from a small hilly area in Manipur. For six years, Loiya stayed alone on the hill, building a dense forest, almost from scratch and created a green space for the local communities. It is a story of reorienting man’s relationship with nature and building a culture of peaceful coexistence,
Living the Natural Way (76 mins /Sanjib Parasar) is a story about Mishing tribes living on a small Brahmaputra island and how changing climate and environment has shattered and challenged their traditional way of living.
Saalumarada Thimakka – The Green Crusader (43 mins / P. Rajendran) features a self-taught environmentalist of Karnataka, without formal education. Saalumarada Thimakka is considered a role model for environmentalists all over the world for having planted hundreds of roadside trees.
Climate Change (14 mins / P. Ellappan), is on the perils of global warming and climate change. My Son Neo (15 Mins / Eng / S. Shanmuganathan), is a film that poignantly portrays how a five-year-old boy grows up amid a natural environment, loving all living beings and setting an example for others.
Plastic World (7 Mins / Music / Paushali Ganguli) is an animation film that portrays the vast and arid dystopian landscape of the future, covered in plastic waste and also alerts against the hazardous effects of plastic on human life and the environment.