On the Environment Short Films

September 16, 2021
Online Film Event
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21/22 Film Series | On the Environment

The Lake and The Lake
In the peripheries of Bellandur Lake in Bangalore, "India's Silicon Valley", an act of observation is interrupted by flying foam, noxious gases, daydreams and questions from passers-by. Despite its toxic waters and fraught ecology, the lake remains a valuable resource and refuge for a forgotten public. As fishermen, migrant waste workers, children and stray dogs congregate on Bellandur’s shoreline, it is evident that there is no nature that doesn't also include all of us.

Directed by Sindhu Thirumalaisamy, 2019, India/USA, 38 min., documentary.


When the Lionfish Came
With found and newly captured material, Tamika Galanis juxtaposes coral reefs in the Bahamas that have been ravished by invasive lionfish with footage of the island's traditional Junkanoo street parade, aiming to celebrate and advocate for the preservation of Bahamian culture and native sea life.

Directed by Tamika Galanis, 2015, Bahamas, 6 min., English.


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Photo credit: Courtesy The Lake and The Lake and When the Lionfish Came