Aamakaar- The turtle People

76 mins, DV, 2003

Directed by Surabhi Sharma
Produced by Sunil Shanbag
Cinematography Setu , Sudheer Palsane
Music Rajivan SA
Editing Sujata Narula
Audiography Suresh Rajamani
Production Company Chrysalis Films

This film depicts the struggles of a small fishing village in North Kerala that is fighting the assault on its estuary by sand mining. The villagers are also engaged in the conservation of Olive Ridley turtles that come to their beach to nest. They make a connection between a species fast becoming extinct and the fate of a community that could face displacement.
Awards: Ramsar- Medwet Award, Eco-Cinema 2004, Greece
Bronze Trophy from Indian Documentary Producers Association, Mumbai
Festivals: FICA VI, Brazil, 2004
Planet in Focus, Toronto, 2003
Vatavaran, New Delhi, 2003
Opening film at ‘Women in Film’, The Substation, Singapore, 2003
Kara Film Festival, Karachi, 2003
Quotes from the Earth, New Delhi, 2004
Vikalp – Films for Freedom, Mumbai, 2004

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