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India's Disappearing Beaches - A Wake Up Call (English/14mins/2015)
Director: Shekar Dattatri
Unnoticed by most of us, beaches along India’s coasts are disappearing at an alarming rate. This is not due to natural causes, but directly due to man’s reckless manipulations of the coastline. This film explains the natural dynamics of sea and sand and, using Puducherry’s lost beaches as a case study, demonstrates exactly what happens when inappropriate, or improperly planned, development takes place on the seashore.
Director's Bio:Shekar Dattatri is a wildlife and conservation filmmaker. Many of his films have aired around the world and have won him national and international awards. He has also officiated on the final juries of international wildlife film festivals such as Wildscreen in the UK and the Japan Wildlife Film Festival. He is the co-founder of www.conservationindia.org. From 2007 to 2010, he served as a Member on the National Board for Wildlife. He has authored children’s books on wildlife and numerous articles on wildlife, filmmaking and conservation in leading newspapers and magazines.
Shrinking Shores (English/35mins/2015)
Director: Ashish Rao
Shrinking Shores showcases the story of changing topography on the eastern coast of Odisha, India and emphasizes how global warming has affected the social and economic life of the people that reside there, apart from the catastrophic effect on the diverse ecosystem in the area.
Direcor' Bio: Ashish Rao started his career as a wildlife and travel photographer. He is now working as Asst. Professor at Amity School of Communication. Working as cinematographer in Indian and international film and television industry, he contributed in various fiction films, documentaries, television commercials and corporate films. As a director, he has chosen to showcase conservation and environment issues.