City to host month-long festival dedicated to water from tomorrow

City to host month-long festival dedicated to water from tomorrow
To celebrate the essence of water in all its forms and to gather various perspectives on water under one roof, a month-long ‘Lifetide Water Festival’ will be held in the city from Saturday (April 1). The significance of water and lakes will be highlighted through films, narratives, discussions, performances and artworks.

Hosted by Bangalore Film Society (BFS), Lifetide community and like-minded organisations, the first chapter of the fest themed 'Upstream Through Art' will be held on April 1 at Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices, Lalbagh Road. The organisers said that on April 8, a workshop ‘Future-ready Bangalore’ will be held wherein water warriors and participants will interact on city lakes at BFS premises.

“On weekdays, we will share stories on water on social media. The objective of the festival is to create an awareness among citizens on water, stress the role of humans in preserving it, connect with water and other important aspects. This is the first time we are holding a water festival,” said Simar Kohli, founder of Lifetide, a water-based collective focusing on local community mobilisation, water conservation, education and activism.

The fest is open to public on April 1. However, prior registration is required for a few activities. For more details, send an email to team.lifetide@gmail.com.  Some of the films that would be screened on April 1 by BFS in collaboration with Lifetide are 'Desert Voice', 'Nor any Drop to Drink', 'Let us not Disturb the Water', 'The Beginning' and 'Village of Dust'. Secretary, BFS George Kutty said the short films range between 10 and 28 minutes and are made by foreign and domestic filmmakers.

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