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September , 2013
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‘Quotes from the Earth’ Travelling Film Festival

Source: Toxics Link, Date: September , 2013

The earth is reeling under enormous pressure of environmental degradation. Every human action be it pollution, deforestation, poaching,  mining, indiscriminate  urbanization  or illegal encroachments is unleashing myriad of environmental and ecological challenges.

 

As an attempt to provide a visual understanding on some of these contemporary ecological challenges and foster a sense of responsibility among the youth, Toxics Link organized a two day travelling festival in Mira Model School, Janakpuri, New Delhi on 2-3 Sep 2013. The traveling film festival was a part of ‘Quotes From the Earth’ an exploration of films on environment to depict some of the stark environmental challenges and catalyze debates on the environmental problems facing us today.

7 films were screened in three different sessions. The students included diverse groups ranging from class fourth to class twelfth. Some of the films  shown were: Last words of a dying tree, Blue  Goes  Black, Tiger  Dynasty, The  Jungle  Gang  (Rhino),  The  Jungle  Gang (Bear), My Home is Green, Reviving Faith.


 

The festival saw an overwhelming response from the students and the documentaries served  as  a  pertinent environmental education tool. More than 800 students participated in the festival. Some very significant questions were raised by the students on the issue of pesticides, poaching and climate change. The students also shared some of the initiatives they can undertake as an endeavor to save the environment.

 

Toxics Link also shared about the organization and its engagement on different theme specifically on issues related to lead in paints, chemical and its impact on health, bio‐medical waste and e‐waste.

 

 

 
 

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