Vasundhara film fest at Koppal

Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited (KFIL), which has its unit at Bevinahalli village in Koppal taluk organised the Vasundhara International Film Festival recently, in association with Club Vasundhara, a Pune based NGO working in the field of environment.

The festival showcased 30 short films and documentaries. In his inaugural address,  Gavisiddeshwar swamiji, seer of Gavisiddeshwar Math, a prominent religious centre of  North Karnataka lauded the joint efforts of  KFIL and Club Vasundhara for organising the film festival.

“This is not just a film festival, it is a movement to preserve, protect and save the earth,” opined festival director Virendra Chitrav.

While appreciating the gathering of college students in large numbers at the festival, Vijay Mohanraj, Deputy Conservator of Forests,  said such programmes would help create awareness among students about the environment.

He also requested the officials of KFIL to fund short films and documentaries on wild life, environment and related problems of the district.

The two-day festival involved nature walks each morning, photography exhibition, short films, documentaries, talks, workshops, lectures, etc. On the first day, Ganges, a BBC and Discovery co-production, Vanishing Vultures and Shores of Silence by Mike Pandey, Pushed To Kill by Jay Mozumdar, In The Pink by Ashima Narain, Another Inconvenient Truth by Jagadish Kulkarni, Just Another Death by Vilas Kane, Angles of The Tigerland by Suresh Elamone and Four Seasons Under Water,  the German film were screened.

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