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Documentaries & Educational Films

Faces of Kudremukh:
This film explores the issue of people v/s. forests by highlighting various points of view to the ongoing debate. It is useful to initiate dialogue and discussion amongst students of natural resource management and environmental sciences.
The Kenneth Anderson Nature Society (KANS):
This film highlights the environmental issues that confront the Melagiri Hills nestled between the Cauvery and Chinar rivers in Tamil Nadu, India, containing an expanse of 1295 sq. kms of dry deciduous and semi-evergreen forests. It is elephant country and contains two traditional elephant corridors. With the Bannerghatta National Park in the North east and Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary in the south, the forest range stretches to sanctuaries of BR Hills and Sathyamangala and joins the Tiger reserves of Nilgiri Biosphere, thus holding a very good potential for becoming a Tiger habitat for the future. This film shows the efforts of KANS in taking on the task of securing this habitat for the Tiger through a mix of passive and active conservation activities like community interaction programmes (afforestation, educational programmes, alternative agricultural practices), equipping the ground forest staff (uniforms, torches), field work to control Man-Elephant conflict, removal of invasive species etc..
India Project for Animals (IPAN):
Animal rights and animal welfare are issues intricately linked to the wider environmental issues of today. This film shows the devoted and compassionate activities of IPAN, an animal welfare organization, dedicated to prevent cruelty towards animals, to improve the health and welfare of domestic and wild animals, to protect the environment and by so doing improve the livelihood of people depending on their well-being and balance.
A Looming Past:
A Looming Past is an attempt to capture the sights and sounds of an ancient occupation in its contemporary and increasingly frayed context and at a critical juncture in its long and textured history.

Screenings of documentary films made by FAIR team

The Curse of Talakad (2005):

An archaeological, geological, and historical search to solve the mystery of a 400 year-old legend.utilize the advances in audio-visual and communication technology in disseminating EVI Screened at:

  • Film South Asia ’05 (Kathmandu, Nepal)
  • The International Film and Video Festival (Oregon, USA)
  • XVIII International Festival of Archaeological Films (Rovereto, Italy)
  • VII International Archaeology Film Festival (Bidasoa, Spain)
  • AGON, 6th International Meeting of Archaeological Film of the Mediterranean Area (Greece).
  • National Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), Bangalore International Centre, Bangalore Club and Suchitra Film Society.

A Looming Past (2010)

Weaves together a multi-layered narrative of the lives of traditional coarse blanket makers in a small southern Indian village in Karnataka State, Yaravarahalli.

  • Dokubazaar: Ljubljana Independent Documentary Film Festival, Slovenia
  • Forumdoc.bh.2010: 14e Documentary and Ethnographic Film Festival, Brazil
  • 3rd ETNOFilm: Festival of Ethnographic Film, Rovinj, Croatia, 2011
  • 12th Royal Anthropological Institute International Festival of Ethnographic Film, London, 2011
  • Days of Ethnographic Cinema, Russia, 2011.
  • Association of Asian Studies, Film Expo, Chicago, 2015.

Black Forests and Steel Cakes (2006):

A video report on iron and steel smelting in Tumkur and Chitradurga districts. Online screening by the Archaeology Channel, USA.

Trading Pollution for Clean Development (2006):

an educational-awareness film on the Kyoto Protocol. Nominated for the HSBC award for films on Climate Change at CMS Vatavaran, New Delhi, 2007.

Building a Green Future Now (2008):

a documentary film on the building sector and climate change. Produced by the UK Government under the UK Environment Film Fellowship (2007). Telecasted on

  • Doordarshan (DD-1) on World Environment Day, 5.06.2008
  • National Geographic Channel on 13.11.2008 and 5.07.2009

Yes We Can (2013):

Proposal selected by the Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT). Some 14 films were selected from amongst 900 proposals. The film traces the life of four successful entrepreneurs who began their businesses under challenging circumstances. Screened on DD-1 in 2014.