"Beerappa's Tallanna" being screened in Kirloskar Vasundhara International Film Festival

The film is part of the Special Segment of Woodpecker International Film Festival

6 January, 2018

Kirloskar Vasundhara Film Festival


Woodpecker Film Festival


We are happy to share with you all that "Beerappa's Angst" (Detail at: http://esgindia.org/…/amrit-mahal-kaval-hitarakshana-horata…), a short documentary which Bhargavi Rao and I helped make, with support from Ashok Maridas and Gopi, for Amrit Mahal Hitarakshana Horata Samithi, will be screened on 6th Jan 2018 at Kirloskar Vasundhara Film Festival in Pune. Detailed Schedule is accessible here: http://kirloskarvasundharafest.in. 

This film was put together with very little money (~Rs. 50000/-) and is an effort to draw attention of the wide public to the precarious situation of the pastoral, nomadic and agrarian communities in-directly displaced due to ongoing diversion of the Amritmahal Kaval Grasslands in Challakere Chitradurga for a massive military-industrial-nuclear-energy complex. Communities who have protected these biodiversity-rich grassland ecosystems for centuries are being displaced systematically.  About 300000 people and their livestock (approx. 250000) are struggling to survive as the Kavals, which are the foundation of their existence, and which they have protected for centuries, is now out of bounds to them.   Consequently, there is massive distress of nutritional, socio-economic and water security, and widespread joblessness. Mainstream media is wary about covering the sufferings of the impacted communities as it is perceived as anti-establishment. 

We believe it is the responsibility of media, academia and civil society to focus attention on the struggles of these impacted communities, and the consequent destruction of an ecologically rich arid grassland ecosystems, which is a critical habitat for the survival of Great Indian Bustard, Indian Wolf, Black Buck, etc. The film is a small effort in ensuring we all are concerned about addressing these concerns  without fear.

The letter announcing the screening and acknowledgement of the Film's selection is enclosed.




We are happy to share that WIFF has entered into a non-commercial collaboration with KVIFF 2018. As part of this collaboration, a special segment of Woodpecker International Film Festival will be organised at Kirloskar Vasundhara International Film Festival (KVIFF), Pune, January 2018.

We are delighted to share that your film "Beerappa's Angst" has also been included in this special segment. You don't need to pay any entry fee for screening your film in KVIFF. 

The final schedule of screening your film will be shared with you close to the festival. 

To know more about Kirloskar Vasundhara International Film Festival, please visit www.kirloskarvasundharafest.in

With Best Regards

Programme Team
Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF)
New Delhi
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