Environmental Film Festival

Creating Emotional Bonding Between Humans and Animals

 An Environmental Film Festival at PSG College of Arts and Science

On January 24 (Thursday), 2013 @ Sangamam Hall from 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Organised by Eco Club, PSG CAS with support from Animal Rescuers, Coimbatore
as a part of Coimbatore Vizha 2013

SCHEDULE:
09:30 – 10.00: Registration & Inauguration
10:00 – 1145: The Cove (2009) Directed by Louie Psihoyos
11:45 – 1205: Tea Break
12:05 – 1300: Plastic Cow – Produced by Karuna Society for Nature and Animals
13:00 – 1400: Lunch Break
14:00 – 1430: The Last Dance – Produced by the Discovery Channel
14:30 – The Big Year (2011) Directed by David Frankell
16.25: Vote of thanks.

For details, contact
Prof. C.R.Jayaprakash ( Eco Club) : 9894259100
Mr.Joseph ( Animal Rescuers): 98653 21276.

Entry Free. Open to Public.

Dress code: Formals & Smart Casuals.
About the films
The Cove: Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary of 2009, the film follows an elite team of activists, film makers and free divers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras in fake rocks, the team uncovers how this small seaside village serves as a horrifying microcosm of massive ecological crimes happening worldwide. The result is a provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery, adding up to an unforgettable story that has inspired audiences worldwide to action. The film is directed by Louie Psihoyos and produced by Paula DuPré Pesmen and Fisher Stevens. The film is written by Mark Monroe. The executive producer is Jim Clark and the co-producer is Olivia Ahnemann.
Plastic Cow: This documentary film looks at the impact of our almost complete dependence on plastic bags, which we use and discard carelessly every day, often to dispose our garbage and kitchen waste. Not only are these bags a huge environmental threat, they end-up in the stomachs of many animal and here it portrays the life of Cows. Owing to their complex digestive systems, these bags, which they consume whole for the food they contain, get trapped inside their stomachs forever and, eventually, lead to painful death. An Altair Films production for Karuna Society for Animals and Nature and Philip wollen, Winsome Constance Kindness Trust.

The Last Dance features a Success Story from Discovery Channel about Wildlife SOS that works in collaboration with Indian Government and the enforcement agencies to curb poaching of bear cubs and help eradicate the cruel and barbaric practice of Dancing Bears.
The Big Year is a 2011 comedy Film  starring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson are at a crossroads — one is experiencing a mid-life crisis, another a late-life crisis, and the third, a far from ordinary no-life crisis. Two bird enthusiasts try to defeat the cocky, cutthroat world record holder in a year-long bird-spotting competition. From David Frankel, the director of The Devil Wears Prada and Marley & Me, comes a sophisticated comedy about three friendly rivals who, tired of being ruled by obligations and responsibilities, dedicate a year of their lives to following their dreams. Their big year takes them on a cross-country journey of wild and life-changing adventures.

Report: Representatives from Coimbatore Nature Society, Wild Wing Society, OSAI, Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, PSG College of Technology, Avinashilingam University, Amritha University, Nilgiri Wildlife and Environment Association, Siruthuli, Coimbatore Photography Club, Saraswathi Thiyagaraja College, Pollachi participated in the event by honouring our web based invitation. Dinamalar and Daily Thanthi representatives attended it for their news perspective.

In all 220 attended this event.

4 Comments »

  1. v.m.md shajdeen said,

    January 21, 2013 @ 10:28 pm

    This function is very useful for ECO CLUB members. I am very lucky Sir, So My special thanks for J.P Sir!

  2. Jayaprakash CR said,

    January 22, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    Five students from Amritha University have registered as early birds. Let us welcome them.

  3. Narayanaswamy said,

    January 22, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

    thanks for the invitation,let me share the message with my friends circle.BR Narayanaswamy, Propaganda Secy, Coimbatore Dist Herbal & Tree Growers’ Assn.

  4. Jayaprakash CR said,

    January 23, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    15 students from Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, 5 from Avinashilingam University too are attending the event.

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