A land where the soil has started to breathe again
A village that does not exist on the map
A people who celebrate life A no-where, no-where land...
When a small farming community in South India decided to switch from their decades-old practice of chemical agriculture to organic farming, little did they know that they were planting the seeds of a silent revolution. By showcasing the exemplary efforts of farmers of a tiny village in Andhra Pradesh, Timbaktu explores critical issues of food security and sovereignty. At its heart, Timbaktu looks at the relationship that a farmer shares with her land, her seeds and raises critical questions about food, the very essence of human life.
Directed by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh | 30 min. | 2012
Producer & Commissioning Editor - Rajiv Mehrotra
~ National Film Award (Best Environment Film, including Agriculture), 2012
~ Best Documentary, International Competition, Jaipur International Film Festival, 2013
~ Climate Change and Sustainable Technologies Award, CMS Vatavaran, Environment and Wildlife Film Festival and Forum, New Delhi
Partial list of festivals:
~ United Nations Association Film Festival, Stanford University, United States
~ International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, India
~ Sydney Intercultural Film Festival, Australia
~ Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival, India
~ 0110 International Digital Film Festival, New Delhi, India
~ Short and Documentary Film Festival, Kolkata, India
~ The Lakecity International Short Film Festival, India
~ International Film Festival of Kanyakumari, India
~ Red Dot Film Festival, Films Division, Bombay, India
~ Kirloskar Vasundhara International Film Festival, Pune, India
~ Quotes from the Earth Film Festival, Toxics Links, Delhi, India
~ CMS Vatavaran Hyderabad, India
~ Tinai Eco Film Festival, Goa, India
~ Prism Section, Mumbai International Film Festival, India
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