71% of our planet’s surface is covered with water. Our seas and rivers sustain us, keep us alive, but we know little about them. We know less about the ocean floor than the surface of the Moon or even Mars! They are among the last frontiers of adventure and exploration. Yet, our rivers and oceans are threatened by exploitation and pollution, that is often beneath the surface and invisible to our eyes.
Through films that tell stories about the people, places and ecosystems that make up our rivers and oceans, the Moving Waters Film Festival hopes to bridge the worlds of research, exploration, conservation and film-making in India.
The event celebrates and showcases the grandeur of our Blue Planet in a two-day film festival on 17 and 18 September, at the Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan in Indiranagar, Bangalore.
In addition to films by Peter McBride, Ben Knight and Will Stauffer-Norris, the festival features the work of renowned Indian filmmakers like Saravanakumar Salem, Rita Banerjee and Amoghavarsha among others. The festival features five world premieres, with films from lands as far away as Kiribati and Bali to our own Bangalore’s Vrishabhavathy and Arkavathy rivers.
The films have been carefully curated to reflect themes of exploration and adventure, ecosystems, conservation issues and people who depend on these rivers and oceans. There are 8 key speakers, as well as introductions and Q&A sessions by some of the filmmakers themselves. The speakers and filmmakers include Grammy winning artists like Ricky Kej, renowned scientists and activists, like John Kurien and Siddharth Chakravarty and educators and explorers like Arati Kumar-Rao, Tasneem Khan and Kalyan Varma.
Dates/Time: Sep 17th and 18th, 2016 from 10 AM to 8 PM
Entry: Free and open to the public
Venue: Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, Indiranagar, Bangalore