Devta Activists by Sanjay Barnela
An exploration of the role of traditional deities (devtas) of Kullu Valley in conservation and the fight for access to forest resources. The Film explores how local traditions negotiate with contemporary discourses of scientific conservation and national development.
Development Film Festival, Dhan Foundation, Madurai
CMS Vatavaran, Environment and Wild Life Film Festival, New Delhi
Himachal Pradesh Film Festival, Shimla
Aapala Paryavaran Film Festival, Mumbai
Sanjay Barnela is one of the founder members of Moving Images, a Delhi-based media production team. He has produced documentaries on a diverse range of issues, including the politics of water, conservation vs. livelihood, renewable energy technologies and high altitude mountain climbs in the Himalayas, several of which have been at international film festivals and have won awards too.
- Script: Amrit Sharma, Amit Mahanti
- Cinematography and Sound: Sanjay Barnela, Amrit Sharma, Amit Mahanti
- Editing: Madhyama Subramanian
- Project Partner: Doordarshan