HAVE YOU SEEN THE ARANYA ?In partnership with Vikalp Film Archive

 Have you seen the Arana ? , by Sunanda Bhat (73’)

 A traditional healer’s concern over the disappearance of medicinal plants from the forest, a farmer’s commitment to growing traditional varieties of rice organically and a cash crop cultivator’s struggle to survive amidst farmers’ suicides, offer fresh insights into shifting relations between people, their knowledge systems and the environment. As hills flatten, forests disappear and traditional knowledge systems are forgotten, the film reminds us that this diversity could disappear forever, to be replaced by monotonous and unsustainable alternatives.

 Followed by an interaction with the Film maker.