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THEME: FOOD REVOLUTION
Thursday, 4 October 2018, 4.30 – 6.30 pm, Goethe-Institut Auditorium in cooperation with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Environmentalist Foundation of India, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, National Stem Education, PASCH (Schools: Partners for the Future) and Rotary Club of Madras (East).

The SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL is a celebration of science communication and enjoys a unique position in Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, The Philippines, Vietnam South Asia: India, Sri Lanka Sub-Sahara Africa: Burkina Faso, Namibia, Mali, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Africa North Africa and the Middle East: Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates.

In cooperation with local partners it promotes science literacy and facilitates awareness of contemporary scientific, technological and environmental issues through film and television content with accompanying educational activities. The festival presents scientific issues accessibly and entertainingly to a broad audience and demonstrates that science can be communicated in an educational, as well as entertaining manner.

THEME 2018: THE FOOD REVOLUTION When we think about threats to the environment, we tend to picture cars and sprawling cities, not the food on our tables. But the truth is our need for food poses one of the biggest dangers to the planet. The Science Film Festival 2018 explores the issues around nutrition and meeting the demands of a fast growing global population as one of the key challenges of this century.

Agriculture is among the greatest contributors to global warming, emitting more greenhouse gases than all our cars, trucks, trains, and airplanes combined – largely from methane released by cattle and rice farms, nitrous oxide from fertilized fields, and carbon dioxide from the cutting of rain forests to grow crops or raise livestock. Farming is the thirstiest user of our precious water supplies and a major polluter, as runoff from fertilizers and manure disrupts fragile lakes, rivers, and coastal ecosystems across the globe. Agriculture also accelerates the loss of biodiversity. As we’ve cleared areas of grassland and forest for farms, we’ve lost crucial habitat, making agriculture a major driver of wildlife extinction.

The environmental challenges posed by agriculture are huge, and they’ll only become more pressing as we try to meet the growing need for food worldwide. We’ll likely have two billion more people on the planet to feed by mid-century — more than nine billion people. But sheer population growth isn’t the only reason we’ll need more food. The spread of prosperity across the world is driving an increased demand for food products. If these trends continue, we’ll need to produce roughly double the amount of crops we grow by 2050.

This year for SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL 2018, 38 films have been selected by the Juries for India. These films have varied genres from Family Edutainment, Ecology & Environment, Natural Science, Life Science and Technology, Culture and History, Non-verbal and Science shorts.

 10 Films for Primary Section
 13 Films for Secondary Section
 15 Films for University and General Public

There will be educational activities accompanying each film and the teachers will be given self-explanatory sheets in order to conduct these educational activities for their Students.

 

 

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