Films


Tehri 2015 (new)






Documentary 'Tehri - 2015 - The 10 years of Injustice’ directed by Vimal bhai. The film is a testimony to the human and ecological crisis that has emerged in the Himalayan region after the construction of dams such as Tehri which have ruined the lives and livelihoods of local communities and caused irreparable damage to the environment. The documentary speaks of Tehri dam's history of illegal and forced land acquisitions, violations of environmental safety norms and unfair rehabilitation of displaced families that are still seeking justice even after 10 years of its commissioning. The film is a witness to the dam's devastating impact on people's lives. Debadityo Sinha has been managed the entire production of the film including filming and editing.

What makes Science Express Biodiversity Special 





This  film by Debaadityo is a tribute to the team of SEBS which he made during his association with this unique science exhibition as a science communicator for the entire phase. ScienceExpress Biodiversity Special is a unique science exhibition running on Indian railways tracks and India’s longest and world’s most visited mobile exhibition. It was the fifth phase of this train and first phase of the theme biodiversity. During its 201 days exhibition from 5th June to 21st December 2012, it covered more than 18,000 km and 51 stations from different corners of the country which led to more than 24 lakh people visiting this train in current phase which led to breaking all previous records of Science Express also making it the most successful phase. This film is a result of Debaadityo’s 3 months efforts during which he shot more than 10,000 original HD footages of different aspects of this train. The idea of the film was to bring out those vital aspects which are overlooked by a normal visitor. It was officially released by Mr. Chander Mohan, Adviser & Scientist G, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India who is also the Chief Executing Officer of this train on 22nd December valediction program of SEBS at Ahmedabad in the presence of Mr. B.M.S. Rathore (Jt. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, GoI), Mr. Dilip Surkar (Executive Director, Vikram A. Sarabhai Community Science Centre) and Mr. Kartikey V. Sarabhai (Director, Centre for Environment Education) at Vikram A. Sarabhai Community Science Centre. The film gained much acclaim for the unique way of presentation along with some of the exceptional footages from the SEBS. This is a must watch to know what makes this Science Express as Science Express Biodiversity Special which will also leave the audience with a curiosity to visit this exhibition once.


The Vindhyan Scourge





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You can also see it on You Tube. As You Tube don't allow videos longer than 15 minutes, you have to watch it in three parts and also the quality is greatly compromised. The links to you tube are 'Part I', 'Part II', 'Part III'. So Vimeo is the preferred platform to enjoy uninterrupted and better viewing.

The film is about the experiences of the Director in the Vindhyan range of sub district Marihan in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh. The film explore the facts and reasons behind the loss of forests and wildlife in forests of Mirzapur District in in context to prevailing social conditions and challenges in India. The film was on track since 2009 and was shot parallel with the Director’s research and findings during his stay in Mirzapur since last two years. The film was aimed to present the facts through proper evidences and research for every issue it touches. The film focuses on the loss of wildlife contrary to the increased deforestation and the plight of the naturally important places in Marihan. Due to the long term involvement of the Director with the villagers, the film will give you a deep dive into a complete different perspective on deforestation and the out of the flesh problems which will leave the audience bewildered..... Read more


The Unique Harvest





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The Unique Harvest is a short documentary feature shot along the banks of Ganges in Chunar, a small town in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. River Ganges is the most holy river according to Hindu mythology, and is revered across the country. On every festival, people come to the river’s bank to worship god. People come from far off regions to the bank for the only purpose of a holy bath and worship god as it’s considered the most sacred of all rivers. This lead to a massive accumulation of wastes in the form of flowers, garlands, incense sticks, coconuts, fruits, clothes, mud bowls etc. Food grains are sacrificed in every Hindu ritual. The left over of rituals make livelihood for many poor people. Little kids with a long rod fitted with magnets are commonly seen at the banks who collect the coins from the sediments in the river. The coconuts, fruits and the clothes are also collected by several communities. Hundreds of poor people from neighboring villages assemble with their families at the river bank the day after any festival. For two or three days, they sieve out rice and other food grains from the sands along the river. This movie shows a little part of the hard lives these people have to go through everyday.





Wetlands: Are They Wastelands



Wetlands, due to no visible utility to human are largely being ignored by us. Even today in the era, where global warming, climate change and sinking of water table is such a big issue, the initiative to conserve them has not yet been considered. Well, the problem is not only their ignorance, nor we can blame it on the people neither the government, the problem actually lies in the unawareness about the wetlands. Generally, the wetlands are percept as ‘wastelands’, that’s why whenever there is a pond or lake in nearby locality, people starts dumping their household wastes, sewage etc. Today, to make understand the people about the importance of a wetland is a Herculean task! But its in almost every religious texts to conserve lake, ponds, rivers etc. whether you see Quran, the holy book of Muslims, or Vedas of Hindus or Guru Granth Sahib of Sikhs, everywhere you will see there have been clear indication to protect the wetlands from anyhow polluting. This short documentary was made by Debadityo in his second year of graduation and teh first film by him. Though it lacked professional editing and cinematography, but the content and the information this movie gives is appreciated by people. It was screened at 'National Symposium on Biodiversity' organised by Ministry of Environment and Forestry and Department of Science and Technology, at Garhwal University in Lansdowne, in 2010.