Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Kriti ecoCafe and Films on Monsoon, Water and Climate Change / Climate Change Malhaar; 21-23 August 2009

Dear friends
we are running the Kriti ecoCafe at this festival of films at the American Center
from 21st to 23rd August. so do come one or more days. we promise you some homemade,
tasty, healthy and eco friendly food and drink along with some books, films and things
to pick up for friends and family....
do come! 
011-26027845/ 26033088


Presented by Red Earth as part of The Monsoon Festival 4
In Association with American Center

Films on monsoon, water & climate change. Eco-friendly music. ecoCafe by Kriti team

Himanshu Verma

Friday 21 August 2009, 6-10:30 pm
Saturday 22 August 2009, 4-10:00 pm
Sunday 23 August 2009, 10:30 am – 9:00 pm

American Center; 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg; New Delhi - 110001

Open to all on a first come first served basis.
Photo ID is required to enter The American Center.
Mobile phones are allowed, but photography through mobile phones is prohibited.
Parking available at Antriksh Bhawan (next to American Center).

The film segment of The Monsoon Festival 4 will showcase an eclectic mix of feature films and
documentaries to entertain as well as provoke thought on several environmental issues related to
the monsoon. Documentaries on water explore issues such as rainwater harvesting, the politics of
urban water supply, dwindling water resources, the problem of floods, and the global problem of
water. Other sessions featuring documentaries on climate change address various aspects of the
problem of climate change, as reflected in different parts of India, from Leh to Sunderbans to
Orissa. There is also a special session for children, featuring film screenings and a workshop.
As a finale to the film screenings, we present Climate Change Malhaar, an eclectic mix of music
on the theme of monsoon, environment and climate change.

Friday 21 August, 6-10:30 pm: Paani Paani Re: Films on Water

6:10 pm: Film Festival Opening

6:20 pm: Umbrella / Nandita Das / 90 secs
Waterworks / Pradip Saha / 24 mins
The Land of Vanishing Lakes / Ishani Dutta / 24 mins
Water Business is Good Business / Sanjay Barnela & V. Sabharwal / 26 mins
Brief Presentations of Water Conservation Projects

8:00: Interaction with the film-makers

8:30: Eco-Fun and Networking Break

9:00 – 10:30 pm: Flow: For The Love of Water / Irena Selina / 84 mins

Saturday 22 August, 4-10:00 pm: Mausam Badal Gaya Hai: Films on Climate Change
Monsoon Wedding

4:00pm: Chac: The Rain God / Rolando Klein / 95 mins.

6:00 pm: A Degree of Concern / Syed Fayaz /12 mins

Climates’ First Orphans / Nila Madhab Panda /12 mins

The Weeping Apple Tree / Vijay S. Jodha / 15 mins

A Green Agony / Geeta Singh / 15 mins

7:00: Interaction with the film-makers

7:30: Eco-Fun and Networking Break

8:00 – 10:00 pm: Monsoon Wedding / Mira Nair / 116 mins.

Sunday 23 August, 10:30 am – 9:00 pm: Indradhanush: Kids Special
Mixed Bag
Climate Change Malhaar: Eco-Friendly Music

10:30 am: Kids Special: The Blue Umbrella / Vishal Bhardwaj / 90 mins

12:10 pm: Eco-Fun and Networking Break

12:30 pm: Kids Special: Galli Galli Sim Sim / Priya Somiah and Niret J Alva/22 mins
Followed by interaction with the muppets!

1:15 – 2:00 pm: Workshop for Children / Lunch Break
The Boat Project: Participants will make paper boats and draw messages on the boats
representing environmental issues.

2:15 pm: An Inconvenient Truth / Davis Guggenheim / 100 mins

4:00 pm: Eco-Fun and Networking Break

4:30 pm: Mumbai Mega Floods / Maya Rao/ 51 mins

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Eco-Fun and Networking Break

7:00-9:00 pm: Climate Change Malhaar: Eco-friendly Music
Suchet Malhotra – Stories Through Sound
Jigri – Songs on rain and compositions on climate change
Baul Music – Kartik Das Baul sings songs on rain, water and earth
Piyush Wadhera – Bollywood covers, kajris

Refreshments available for sale at Kriti Eco-Café.

Chill out in our Eco-lounge with music and eco-friendly products.


Sign up to the Kriti Film Club

For details of films & schedule, please visit www.themonsoonfestival.com



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