Selected Films

Films produced for organizations

RICE Sundarbans

Resilience | Innovation | Culture | Empowerment or RICE is a celebration of farmers living on the fringes of Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world. These farmers are facing a serious threat from climate change events like rising sea levels and erratic weather. Get to know about their lives at the edge of a global climate crisis as they share stories and songs about farming, the rice varieties they grow and stories of their resilience. 2021-22 | 


Creative Film Series

Co-produced 11 films for Creative School’s Holistic Education, Unique Pedagogy and Sacred Classroom. Shot and edited over a period of two years, these films are being used for training, awareness and general well-being of children, parents and teachers. Creative School in Bangalore has developed a unique pedagogy & methods of learning & teaching that take into account the mental, physical, emotional & spiritual aspects of child. 2019-21 |
Project partner: Smriti Chanchani


Empowering Communities: Benefits Beyond Housing

A World Bank and GFDRR  short film on the Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery Project, which aims to build resilience, restore connectivity, support capacity augmentation, reduce vulnerability of the affected population by providing safe house and ensuring gender inclusion. 2016


Improving Resilience of Bhutan’s Cultural Heritage
A video on Bhutan’s initiative to monitor and prepare for risks,  disaster response, and post-disaster recovery for cultural heritage sites. 2018


Road to Resilience

Filmmaking and documenting the 10,000 kilometer bus trip where World Bank and GFDRR's experts on environment, housing, disaster risk management and engineering travelled along the Indian coastline to raise awareness about risk mitigation and long-term climate resilience  & to provide  implementation support for coastal disaster management and climate resilience projects covering ten coastal states of India. 2016


Building Safer Houses in Northern India

In June 2013, a heavy deluge caused devastating floods and landslides in India’s state of Uttarakhand located in the Himalayan foothills. The disaster – the worst in the country since the 2003 tsunami—hit more than 4,200 villages, damaged 2,500 houses, and killed 4,000 people. Since 2013, the World Bank has helped the people of Uttarakhand restore their homes, build better roads, and better manage future disaster risks through the Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery Project


Resilient Transport and Safer Communities - Geohazard Risk Management in South Asian Countries

Produced videos for the ‘Building Resilience to Landslides and Geo-hazard Risk in the South Asian Region' program held at Wellington in New Zealand, that aims to empower South Asian countries in building resilient road transport network. 2019-2016 


The Poetry of Purpose

The Poetry of Purpose- A Portrait of Women Leaders in India, is a film on the book presented as a visual narrative that carries a message about the essential nature of women’s leadership in India and its nexus — the spirit of active participation in social change. Commissioned by Mick Minard, Founder & Director of REEF Reports, New York City.
2015 |


Africa Hydromet Forum

Africa Hydromet Forum : An inaugural African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) brought together high-level representatives to provide strategic insight on improving hydrological, meteorological and early-warning services to achieve climate and disaster resilience as part of Africa’s sustainable development strategy. WMO & African Union
2017 |


The Beeja Project

Beeja operates as an eco retreat and holistic learning centre in Hampi, Karnataka (South India). This project intends to revolutionize the way we see every area of our life and claim a lifestyle that aims to be harmonic. Beeja is an evolutionary project, meaning one that continues to evolve over time dependent on the individuals who come to add their wisdom and talents. 


Here Comes the Elephant

 Here Comes the Elephant.....Let's Protect our Crops" is based on WRCS's work in North Kanara District in Karnataka, India. The film demonstrates the use of simple, low-cost techniques for reducing crop damage by elephants. After four years of working in the area, we believe that community-based crop protection is a potentially powerful initiative that can help in reducing crop damage by elephants and in generating better prospects for elephant conservation in their home-range. Although many farmers in the area are now following these techniques, many more need to join in to make a significant reduction in crop loss. For those attempting to try the methods in the field, please follow the precautions listed in the film. This work is implemented by Wildlife Research and Conservation Society and is supported by Asian Elephant Conservation Fund. For further information, please write to and visit www. 

Mangroves - superstars of the forest world

On the frontlines of disasters and climate change, mangroves play a crucial role in mitigating climate risk.  The film captures some of the popular species of mangroves in the Andaman Islands and their ecosystem.


Build Simply

A documentary on the history and architectural philosophy of ‘Timbaktu’, a 32-acre agro-forest habitat in the Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh, and how it has informed the setting up of several alternative living spaces and structures, most of which are made from locally sourced materials. Timbaktu is closely linked to the Timbaktu Collective, a not for profit organisation working across 172 villages across four mandals in Anantapur District.
 Production: Centre for Education and Documentation (CED)


Building Resilience, Nepal

Second south-to-south workshop of the Building Resilience to Landslides and Geo-hazard Risk in the South Asian Region program. At the workshop experts gathered to discuss Resilient Road Asset Management and Disaster Preparedness in Road Transport. 'Building Resilience to Landslides and Geo-hazard Risk in the South Asian Region' program was launched in 2016 to support policy-makers, road builders and technical agencies – to empower South Asian countries in building resilient road transport network. 2017, Kathmandu


Seeding a New Knowledge Movement

 A film on Non-Pesticidal Management revolution in Andhra Pradesh by John'Souza & Shruti Kulkarni. (ENG) PAL Dur. 26'7".Farmers in villages of Anantapur and Warangal districts have adopted NPM or Non Pesticidal Management practices and have grown food successfully without using pesticides.What started as an effort to curb the devastating impacts of the Red Headed Hairy Caterpillar in the early 80s, is now a movement. Farmers have taken the control of their agricultural knowledge based on their traditional wisdom and local, indigenous solutions combined with farmer-friendly modern technologies and scientific intervention.


Dynamite Fishing

A film, and a message for the fishermen of the Cauvery river, where dynamite fishing is still being practiced. This is not only prohibited by law, this often causes severe injuries. We spoke to two fishermen who lost their hand to dynamite fishing. We also spoke to others who are working to protect the river and its ecology. The film urges that this practice be stopped by all and forever.

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