About the Program
Quotes from the Earth” has been first of its kind in the Indian Capital since 2004. It uses a discursive platform to highlight environmental challenges at the national and international level through films, which happen to be one of the most powerful media of communication and discussion.
The festival, which is a collaborative effort by Toxics Link and India International Centre, Delhi brings under one umbrella the persistent and persuasive films on all shades of environment – from vanishing bio-diversity to rampant mining, lives of tribes to global climate change, threats to lakes and river contamination to forest conservation, and household waste to solutions of global energy challenges.
Since its inception, it has attracted an overwhelming audience as well as films and filmmakers from around the globe, and each time it has grown and become all the more popular. A panel discussion is also conducted during the film festival to provide the audience with a wider context to the meaning of films and their role in societal change.
About Format of Festival
The festival is proposed as an event, which goes beyond viewing films. Besides showcasing around 18-25 films in a span of 2 days, there is a Q & A session with the directors after the completion of each of the films.
The films screened are a mix of documentaries, animation films, and feature films made by renowned and the upcoming filmmakers from around the world. A panel discussion with eminent journalists, environmentalists, academicians, filmmakers, policy makers, and personalities from civil society organizations, is also conducted on relevant topics during the film festival.
Films are a medium through which an issue sinks in the mind and heart of people, where they can relate and debate it. They help in broadening the perspective on the environment by bringing a variety of challenging issues through this visually appealing medium. We have over 700 well-made films from across India and abroad on a range of environmental issues such as biodiversity, water, livelihood, climate change, and sustainability.
To know about the films that were screened during the previous festivals and also about their directors, you may go to Previous Film Festivals and download the brochure of that year. To get more information, please write to us or call us at our office numbers.
December 06, 2018
10:00 am – Inauguration, Opening Performances, Welcome Address.
12:00 pm- onwards – Screening of films
December 07, 2018
10:00 am – 10:45 Cultural Performances
10:45 am onwards – Screening of films
December 08, 2018
10:00 am onwards – Screening of films
Note: There is no any registration fee to attend the festival and you can directly spot the registration for attending the program during the event at the registration desk.
Venue: India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi.
Ms. Praveen Sharma
Information and Communication, Toxics Link
H-2, Jungpura Extension New Delhi-110014
Phone:+91-(11)-24328006, 24320711, Fax:+91-(11)-24321747
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