Biography

Amar Kanwar is a Delhi-based filmmaker. His films have been screened in several film festivals. He is recipient of the St Edvard Munch Award for Contemporary Art, Norway; an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, Manine College of Art, USA; Golden Gate Award, San Francisco International Film Festival; Golden Conch, Mumbai International Film Festival; winner, Torino Internation Film Festival, Italy; Jury's Award, Film South Asia, Nepa; Grand Prix at EnviroFilm, Slovak Republic; Golden Tree at the 1st National Environment and Wildlife Film Festival, Delhi. He has also participated in Documenta 11 (2002) and Documenta 12 (2007), Kassel, Germany.

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SYNOPSIS

This short film is part of a series of seven pubilc service announcements to understand common property resources and the importance of protecting them in india. The emphasis is on understanding the need to live in harmony with our natural resources, and not merely see them as money-spinning, commercial assets. This message: recognise communities, like manganiyar, folk musicians of thar desserts, in our commons.

  • DIRECTOR: Amar Kanwar
  • PRODUCER: Amar Kanwar and Foundation for Egological Security (FES)
  • PRODUCTION COMPANY: A K Productions
  • PRODUCED FOR: Foundation for Egological Security (FES)
  • CAMERAPERSON: Dilip Varma
  • SCRIPT WRITER: Amar Kanwar
  • GRAPHICS: Sherna Dastur
  • EDITOR: Radha Mahendru