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All Living Things Environmental Film Festival (ALT EFF)

Curated films on food & climate
Child Friendly - Yes
Pet Friendly - No
22nd & 23rd December
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Join us for an eye-opening cinematic journey where All Living Things Environmental Film Festival(ALT EFF), in conjunction with The Nilgiris Foundation, has meticulously curated a selection of films that delve into the intricate relationship between our culinary practices and climate change. This segment offers a unique opportunity to explore the global impact of what we eat through the lens of acclaimed filmmakers.

The event is a must-attend for anyone passionate about understanding the intersection of gastronomy and environmental sustainability. Each film has been chosen to provoke thought, inspire action, and deepen your appreciation of our planet's delicacies and dilemmas.

Admission is complimentary with registration, making this enlightening experience accessible to all. The following six movies are specially curated for The Nilgiris Earth Festival by All Living Things Environmental Film Festival and The Nilgiris Foundation.  

These six movies are shortlisted in keeping with the theme of The Nilgiris Earth Festival 2023.

Please note: The six movies will be screened on 22 December and then these same movies will be screened again on 23 December.

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For Tomorrow Paradise Awaits - 28 min - The story follows Tartu’s food-saving community, who try to save the food “waste’’ from supermarket trash containers, taking it home and giving it to community fridges, so every passer-by can grab something for themselves as well. The people with covered faces and distorted voices explain their choices, while the story also shows parents and their kids – picking up trash from nature, having feasts made out of saved food and discussions around it. The film has a cooking show type of start, and at times goes on to a crime report and then ends with sententious panoramas of piles of rubbish accompanied by dramatic music.

Planet Soil - 1 hr 24 min - With Planet Soil we want you to marvel at the extraordinary life you encounter just under your feet. The group embarks on an experiment: they want to 'transform' a piece of farmland with a monoculture of English ryegrass into a productive vegetable garden - and the big question is: will it work! Not just at the garden but all around, animals, birds and insects suddenly return. The micro-world also gets a boost. From there, through the soil, the viewer learns how wondrous and ingenious underground life is. It shows how resilient and resourceful nature is. Nature does the work itself. We only have to help and above all, listen to what that soil has to say to us. We humans are not separate from nature, we are nature. It is about rewilding the soil.

Mhari Topli Ma - 13 min - Foraging in the forest, hunting for the exotic wild edible greens is an art that comes with experience and wisdom. This is inherent in the older generation people from the Ratanpur village, situated by the banks of the Narmada river. Part of a series called Mhari Topli Ma (What’s in My Basket), this film gives a glimpse of that passion and love as they go looking for the oyster mushrooms in the forest of Jayanti Mata in central India.

Edible Insects of Nagaland - Stink Bug - immerses viewers in entomophagic culture of Logwesunyu, as locals gather migrating stink bugs for sustenance, raising awareness about the nutritional benefits of entomophagy.

Rearing Giants, highlighting traditional knowledge of forest dwellers in the hills of Nagaland, explores insect rearing of the Giant Hornet as sustainable proteins to address meat production's impact on agricultural land.

Log Drum of Pessao unfolds the poetic journey of crafting a ceremonial log drum, detailing the process from log cutting, to vibrant rituals and traditional celebrations, as the drum is carried from the forest to its home in Morung.