THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Nature does not mean forests alone but is the environment which we live in, said Babu Kambrath, director of short film ‘Mother Bird.’ Kambrath was addressing media on the sidelines of the tenth International Documentary and Short film Festival of Kerala at Kairali theatre here on Saturday. Most of the wildlife documentaries are made by conquering forests, he said.
“In my works, I place camera inward and not in the conventional inside-outside mode,” he said.
According to G S Unnikrishnan, director of ‘Guardians of the Grain,’ scientists are not the sole guardians of biodiversity. Farmers play a big role in nature conservation. Unnikrishnan’s film is about tribal farmers who protect the biodiversity around their habitat.
Mohammed Sohal, director of ‘Snake and Ladder,’ said his film is about the consequences that one has to face because of wrong decisions.
Sridhar Sudhir’s ‘Salute the Motherland’ is woven around the concept of nationalism in the wake of the untoward incidents at the JNU. According to the director, his film tries to answer many questions on nationalism and creates new questions in the mind of the audience.
Upcoming director Keerthi Raj spoke about his ‘Green soil.’ According to Lana Berndl, there is no future without knowing the past. Her film ‘The Austrian Road’ attempts to build a bridge between the long forgotten past of Austrian prisoners.
The film was screened in the international category. “My film tries to connect the past and present,” she said.