Panjim, Goa (10th November 2011): the Short Film Center 2011, “Battle for Survival” and “PACHILAKKOODU (MY HOME IS GREEN)” are two of the four films competing for the Vasudha Awards during the International Film Festival of India 2011.
The Battle for Survival is a Film directed by Naresh Bedi, winner of the Panda or the ‘Green Oscar’ for Best Wildlife Cameraman at the most reputed wildlife film festival of the world, “Wildscreen 1984”.
Synopsis of the movie “The Battle for Survival”: Filmed over several years across the country this is a comprehensive film about the tiger conservation in India. For the first time it captures spending aerials of diverse tiger habitats and rare behavioral footage of wild tiger. The film deals with the key issues of village relocation, poaching, excessive tourism and problem of rising man and animal conflicts. It highlights the real challenges facing tiger conservation today – ever increasing population, fragmentation of forests and economical growth verses environment. The film ends on an optimistic note that India remains the tiger’s best chance for survival.
PACHILAKKOODU (MY HOME IS GREEN) is a film directed by Sajan Sindhu, an artist, social worker, environmental activist, writer for children and animator.
Synopsis: This film is a story of two that creature who struggles to escape from a rain of pesticide. ‘My home is green “ is an animation film in which a lonely ant who has lost his entire tribe in a pesticide mishap, one day meets a baby caterpillar, a relationship grows between them, two tiny creatures struggles together to escape from the rain of pesticides.