1] THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS TIGER (wild life film)
Machli, the legendary Tiger Queen of Ranthambhore National Park in Western India was known for her fierce determination, bravery and confidence. She captured the imagination and hearts of tiger fans like no other. Machli died at the record age of twenty years but not before she had played a key role in the regeneration of tiger population in the Ranthambhore and Sariska National Park. This film chronicles Machli’s journey from her prime to her death; telling the incredible stories behind Machli’s rise to power, her heartbreaking descent and the extraordinary legacy she left behind. Machli taught us a valuable lesson that protecting one tiger can create a forest.
2] THE NAGA PRIDE
The Naga Pride is community conservation documentary revolving around the annual migratory birds, Amur Falcon and the hunting tribes of Nagaland. It showcases the transformation of these hunter to protectors with support and participation from the government, NGO’s and wildlife conservationists and enthusiasts . It also deals with the effect of climate change on wildlife in general and Amur falcons in particular and how they cope with the changing environmental conditions.
Leonid Kanter, Ivan Yasniy
MYTH» is the life story of Vasyl Slipak, an opera singer with a worldwide reputation and a unique voice. Vasyl had a rare voice – countertenor, in combination with bass-baritone. Vasyl lived in France for 19 years and had everything we used to call “happiness”: name, good work, true friends and love. He took an active part in the Revolution of Dignity, leading the demonstrations and the Volunteer movement in France. It would seem he had done enough. But Vasyl decided to leave the scene and the career in Europe and join the ranks of volunteers when a war came to his native Ukraine. His favorite aria is the aria of Mephistopheles. Just from the name of this character Vasyl later took a pseudonym – Myth. Vasyl “Myth” Slipak heroically died from a sniper ball during the execution of the combat mission.
4] SURYAGANGA (green film)
When the Ganges riverbed dries up in the Himalayas due to intensified damming, curious 6yr old Anu who has been hearing wonderful mythological stories about the river, asks “if the river is not there, why read stories about it?” Mom Valli decides to get some answers. And so they pack their bags and with brother Marthand set out on an adventure across the vast Indian landscape filming the social and environmental (specifically water) impact of big energy projects – hydro and coal and witness the rise of solar and wind. A wild and intense ride, SuryaGanga continuously dives right into the heart of matters taking along dam officials, affected tribals & locals, researchers, geologists, professors, entrepreneurs & doctors some who prefer to remain anonymous. In the process of filming, the makers meet actor Naseeruddin Shah who adds a dubious yet not entirely unfamiliar dimension to the subject.
5] AGHANASHINI (green Film)
Ashwini Kumar Bhat
This documentary is about a river of the Western Ghats of India – “Aghanashini”, which is a unique river from the perspective that it still flows in its natural course due to absence of any dams to change its flow and it doesn’t have any industries along its path to pollute its water. In that sense, so far it remains untamed and unpolluted by man. There has been no effort till now to document the uniqueness of this river through its entire length. In the time when ‘development’ is the mantra of any government in the country, there exists this silent river which is holding onto its ground and nurturing the land and forest and thus becoming a river of life for hundreds of thousands of people along with its flow. Made over a span of two years, the film covers the story of the river via various stories along its flow, some of which are shot for the first time.
6] AMAGINEA, RETURN TO MOTHER NATURE (green film)
Emilio Oviedo Capilla, Ricardo Macián
There are nearby landscapes that you have never seen. Territories that appear and disappear by the seasons’ desire. Spaces that as soon as they appear kind and delicate suddenly become violent and rough. Nature exhibits ephemeral landscapes of sudden beauty with the simple passing of time. Locations that may disappear due to an improper action. Amaginea, in Sumerian language, is the return to Mother Nature, but it’s also the documentary of Mediterranean nature that will take you to the most amazing landscapes you have ever seen, as far in your mind as close to your eyes.
7] THROUGH MY REAR WINDOW (green film)
English, French, Italian
An illegal dump materialized outside a window, in the heart of Palermo, became the metaphor of a world full of garbage. Nevertheless, the solutions exist: Zero Waste!
8] FOREST BLIND (green film)
Korea, Republic of
Forest-Blind people are unable to perceive “forests” that are concealed behind their greed. Wide spectrum of forest value and importance is of no interest to forest-blind people. They have no knowledge, nor awareness of being forest-blind. The problem is they do not realize that they seriously destroying the environment This film explores the concept of forests in terms of monetary value, to cure people of forest-blindness. It illustrates how forests are sacrificed by personal interest and in turn result in greater loss. It uncovers the truth that destroying a forest is the most ignorant deed for the entire humankind. The film gives us an opportunity for self contemplation by meeting the forest-blind around the world, seeing where they went wrong and how they escape.
9] MEMORIES OF THE FORGOTTEN WAR
It is a universally-known fact the World War II comprehensively changed the geopolitics of the world. The Atomic bomb droppings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, the decimation of the Third Reich in Germany which was preceded by killings of millions of Jews by the Hitler-led Nazi forces in Europe, and the death of thousands and thousands of young soldiers from many nationalities marked the events of this last Great War. Manipur and Nagaland, in Northeastern region of India, were important frontiers of the World War II in what was more-popularly known as the Burma Front. It was in the rough terrain and dense jungles of Manipur and Nagaland that the Allied Army and its Japanese counterpart fought the decisive battles that stopped the Japanese advance into India. From India’s point of view, these battles were significant as, apart from the fact that thousands of Indian soldiers were part of the Allied Army, the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose-led Indian National Army sought to fight against the British for India’s Independence by siding with the Japanese.
NOTE: Lifft India does not paper print the Brochure since it believes in saving trees.