Film Screening: ‘Chilika – Jewel of Odisha’, 25th Sept 2013, SCCS, IISc, Bangalore

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Chilika — The Jewel of Odisha

A Chilika Development Authority Presentation
Produced, Photographed and Written by: Shekar Dattatri
Duration: 21 minutes
Screening: 5pm, open to public

This is the story of Chilika, a dying lake that was restored to life. Situated on India’s East Coast, in the state of Odisha, Chilika is the largest brackish water lagoon in Asia. It is also the largest wintering ground for waterfowl on the Indian subcontinent, attracting migrants from Europe, Central Asia and Siberia. … Read More

Rom Whitaker’s Documentary One Million Snakebites Screened

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Rom Whitaker’s One Million Snakebites was screened in Sathyam Cinemas, Chennai to celebrate World Environment Day. The movie aims to dispel myths about snakes and also conveys basic facts about snakes and how to avoid deadly encounters with them. Agricultural workers are more at risk as they frequently work in snake habitats. The movie also talks about venom, its purpose and how Rom is on a quest to find out if there are variations of venom across the geographical landscape. … Read More