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Peepli Live to be screened at green film fest

delhi Updated: Dec 02, 2010 23:43 IST
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The Capital's very own biannual international film festival on environment is back. This time around, the festival brings over two dozen films on issues under four different but interconnected themes - earth, water, wildlife, and sustainability.

Organised once in two years by Delhi's environmental group Toxics Link and India International Centre, the two-day festival will begin on December 4.

Award-winning documentaries and short films from across the world will be screened at the festival.

"This being the fourth, the festival takes a leap of faith and acts as the fourth prong of the environmental debate and discussion. Focusing on different issues, regions, and struggles to give audience a better chance to understand and engage with broader picture of the current status of environmental issues," said Anjali Pandey, senior programme officer, Toxics Link.

Starting with award winning Dutch film The Last Days of Shishmaref, the festival will end with a special screening of critically acclaimed Indian film Peepli Live.

While selecting the films, the organisers have given space to the loss of urban greenery, climate change, vanishing wildlife, loss of natural habitat and similar issues.

The festival will be kicked-off with a panel discussion on Environment Education: Is Environment Education Still Confined To Moral Relativism", and Politics of the Environment: State of the Environment, Blame it or own it?

Passages will also be read out from the book The Secret of Fireflies-Loving and Losing Spaces of Nature in Your City by advocacy group YouthReach.

Held at the India International Centre auditorium, entry to the festival is free. The timings are from 9 am to 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday.