Of the most pressing problems staring our generation in the face today, Climate Change is the gravest challenge. With mercury levels reaching as high as 45 degrees in Bhubaneswar and other towns of Odisha, this is the right time to talk to your kids about this menace. This quote from US President Barack Obama sums it all up.
It’s our responsibility to spread awareness amongst children and leave behind a world that’s habitable. As an attempt to explain complex climate change issues, Bakul Foundation – A Public Library which also works in the areas of education, environment and arts is organizing a Children’s Film Festival.
The event will be held at both Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, every evening from 6 PM to 8 PM from 17th-22nd April. The idea is to use movies which are entertaining, as a medium to drive awareness.
These are the following films that will be screened:
17th April: The Lorax
This is the story of a 12-year-old boy, who sets out to find the long-extinct Truffula tree to impress the girl of his dreams. This is based on the book by Dr. Seuss.
18th April: Rango
This award-winning film about a drought affected land is one which even adults shouldn’t miss. It’s a cowboy movie meets animation!
19th April: Wall-E
The story of a waste covered Earth set in a dystopian future will keep your kids holding on to the edge of their seats.
20th April: FernGully
A quick trivia: The “FernGully” forest depicted in the film was actually based on Australia’s rainforests. The cartoonists who worked on the film spent time in the real rainforests to help inspire their drawings. This one is a must watch for your kids.
21st April: The Day After Tomorrow
With stunning visual effects, this one poses a very serious question and draws you into its world!
22nd April: Kaun Kitne Paani Mein
Based on the theme of water scarcity directed by the famous Odia director – Nila Madhab Panda. This one is sure to initiate a lot of conversations.
It’s summer holidays and kids are now looking for multiple ways to get engaged, exposure to film festivals like these will not only entertain but also educate!
Where: Bakul Library, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack
Dates: Apr 17 at 6 PM to Apr 22 at 6 PM
To RSVP: Click here.