Exploring the Unexplored

A Sacred Oasis on the Cusp of Change (2022 / English and Hindi with Eng subs, 9 mins). Deg Rai Mata oran is one of Rajasthan's largest sacred groves. A local guardian tells us how the lives of Oran’s people and its biodiversity are intrinsically linked and why new changes to the landscape could be detrimental to this oasis.

Will Leatherbacks Return to Galathea Bay? (2021 / English, 6 mins). The world’s largest sea turtles, the leatherbacks, have nested at Galathea Bay on Great Nicobar Island for millions of years. In 2021, however, the Galathea Bay Wildlife Sanctuary was stripped of its protected area status to accommodate a port. 

The Mud Pack: Love, Life, and Strife in the Sundarbans (2020 / English, 6 mins). The Sundarbans mudflats are rife with tiny evolutionary curiosities that come alive with the waning tide — watch a battle in the muck, and the fine seduction of a fiddler crab.

In Search of Kasturi (2024 / English and Hindi with Eng subs, 23 mins). An exclusive premiere of this short film about searching for the iconic, elusive, and endangered Himalayan musk deer, the Kasturi mrig.

Team members from Roundglass Sustain, which has produced these short films, will be present for a Q&A after the screenings. 

Collab. Global Wildlife Fair, Wildlife Trust of India, and Roundglass Sustain. 

Venue: Gulmohar

 Exploring the Unexplored

April 18, 7:00 pm | FILM SCREENINGS |
Giants of the Himalayas (23 mins) and Feral in the Mountains (23 mins)

Director: Eshika Fyzee. 

Shot in Ladakh, these films deal, respectively, with human-bear conflict focused on the elusive Himalayan brown bear, and on problems posed to wildlife by the increasing population of feral dogs. Screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. 

Collaboration: Global Wildlife Fair, Wildlife Trust of India, Pangea Films and National Geographic. 

Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre New Delhi. 

 Giants of the Himalayas and Feral in the Mountains

MONDAY, MARCH 18, 7:00 pm
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

The Stork Saviours (27 mins / English and Assamese with English subtitles) Directors: Vijay and Ajay Bedi. Winner of the National Film Award and nominated for the Jackson Wild Media Awards, this short film outlines the tireless and innovative efforts of wildlife biologist Purnima Devi Barman and the Hargilla Army -- a conservation group comprising rural women -- to protect the rare Greater Adjutant Stork in Assam.

The Last Hop(e) (20 mins / English and Kannada with English subtitles) Directors: Dheeraj Aithal and Pradeep Hegde. Unplanned urbanisation and mindless development have subjected wildlife in India to immense biotic pressure. This documentary has won awards at the Indic Film Utsav and Alt.EFF Festival, looks at conservation efforts to offset the effects of such activities on the frogs of the Western Ghats.  

Presented by Global Wildlife Fair, Wildlife Trust of India, PSBT India, and Moundain Films. 

 The Stork Saviours

Saving The Wild

Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Poachers' Paradish Ecotourism Hotspot
A Film About the Community Run Mangalajodi Ecotourism Chilika Lake

January 15, 2024, 7.00 pm 
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre

 Saving the wild

The Bugun and the Liocichlia

Presented by: Global Wildlife Fair, Wildlife Trust of India and Green Hub. 
Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Protecting Paradise 
English and Hindi (with English subtitles)  18 mins 
Directors: Paro Natung and Chandan Patro 

This short documentary by and about the Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) guards of Pakke Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh, provides a unique insight into the lives and working conditions of frontline forest staff.

The Bugun and the Liocichlia
English and Hindi (with English subtitles)  15 mins 
Director: Shaleen Phinya 

January 18, 2024 7.00pm 
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre

 The Bugun liocichla

SONIC SEA

Documentary | English | 61 mins
Directed by Michelle Dougherty & Daniel Hinerfeld

An Emmy award-winning film produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Sonic Sea powerfully explains how noise pollution from shipping, industrial activities, and military sonar is threatening individual marine animals, their underwater habitats, and our ocean planet. The film is narrated by Rachel McAdams and features prominent marine conservation experts and environmental activists, including Sting.  

20/12/2023, 7.00 pm 
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre

 Whale Shark

 
NOVEMBER 16, 2023 | 7:00 PM

VENUE: GULMOHAR HALL, INDIA HABITAT CENTRE

Markhor: Hope in a Paradise (2022/Docu/English/18 mins) Dir. Shivang Mehta. A short documentary on the Pir Panjal Markhor, the world's largest mountain goat, which is on the verge of local extinction in India. Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) is protecting the tenuous remaining populations of the Markhor along the Line of Control in Kashmir.

 Shivang Mehta

The Vanishing Croaks of Delhi-NCR (2023/Docu/English/11 mins) Dir. Harshit Chawla. A short documentary on the conservation challenges confronting amphibian species of Delhi-NCR, and mitigation strategies being developed for their conservation under a project initiated at Sri Venkateswara College.