The British Council is presenting the Wildscreen Film Festival
on 15th and 16th February at Prasads IMAX and Prasads Labs Preview Theatre. The 2-day film festival will witness the screening of a few of the world-class films on environmental issues and wildlife. The festival also includes master classes on various aspects of film-making, and screenings of international wildlife and environmental films, some which are winners of the Panda Awards, aka the Green Oscars.
The festival is part of the British Council's Climate Change Program which aims to mitigate the effects of climate change in an urban environment. As part of the festival, "How Earth Made Us: Human Planet" is being screened on 15th February at Prasads IMAX, screen 5.
This is a BBC series in which Professor Iain Stewart looks at how 4 geological forces have shaped human history. He explores the most recently established force - humans. It's easy to think of the human impact on the planet as a negative one, but as Iain discovers, this isn't always the case. It is clear that humans have unprecedented control over many of the planet's geological cycles. The question is - how will the human race use this power?
Wildscreen is the world's largest and most prestigious wildlife and environmental film festival. Founded by Sir Peter Scott in 1982, the festival has been organised every alternate year in Bristol for the past 28 years. The Wildscreen Festival came to India in 2007 and toured Delhi, Pune, Kolkata and Chennai. In 2009, the festival visited Delhi, Guwahati, Bangalore, Mumbai, and also Colombo.
Entry is free for everyone. Please contact the British Council at 2348-3333 for further details.