Project: BOOND-JAL JEEVAN HAI
The “Jal Jeewan Hai 2017” campaign was launched by NABARD on 22nd of March 2017 on the occasion of World Water Day, in order to create awareness about water harvesting, conservation and judicious use of water. The campaign covered 1,00,000 villages from 21 states across India. It was designed and implemented by NABARD in collaboration with the Centre of Environment Education. Nabard Uttar Pradesh had taken a huge initiative to propagate the massage in 6300 villages from 12 districts of Uttar Pradesh in its 1st stage of operation.
By the end of the project; ‘Team Rosehub’ was recruited to create a Video overview along with a Photo book about the operation. Within a small span of 14 days in the summer of 2017; we covered 12 specific districts in Uttar Pradesh and capture the breath taking beauty and witness the nerve braking challenges of these area.
Both the documentary and photo book have been appreciated by many and especially the documentary had been screened in Khajuraho International Film Festival on 19th of December, 2017 in Tapra Talkies, under ‘Tribal and Farming’ category as the inaugural film of thee category.
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The Film Festival has been organized by Government of Madhya Pradesh in collaboration of Prayaas Production Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. It is the first ever film festival organized at a “World Heritage” site in India. It is a four day event that brings out national and international cinema in non-competitive category with the presence of tourists from more than 20 countries worldwide.
5 Make shift movie theatres named “Tapra Talkies” were made in various beautiful locations at Khajuraho, for the occasion of the film festival. Each “Tapra Talkies” has been dedicated to a specific genre like, ‘Environment and Wildlife’, ‘Tribal and Farming’, ‘Social and Motivational’ and more. “Boond” was premiered in the ‘Tapra Talkies’ which featured “Tribal and Farming” category. Later on, it was also featured on several movie theatres of Khajuraho during the festival.
The film was screened in presence of prominent people of cinema, like veteran actor Mr Prem Chopra, Mrs Sushmita Mukherjee, Mr Shekhar Kapoor, and several other artists. Mr Raja Bundela; the founder of the Khajuraho International Film Festival, after watching our documentary mentioned that, an effort like ours can bring new hopes for the people living in villages. Prof. Manohar Khuslani, Consultant of Water and Environment, IIT, Delhi; also appreciated the film. He said that, the film has taken right steps, in order to bring down the water scarcity in the villages, and this would definitely help other farmers to cope up with their problems. The high quality sound work and breath taking visuals were also well appreciated by the well known film makers and critics during the festival.
The director of the documentary; Mr Sagar Das, was specially honoured for the heart warming work by team Rosehub and NABARD at the honouring ceremony of the film festival by Kunvar Vikram Singh; the current MLA and righteous king of Khajuraho.