Arnab Pratim Dutta

Vasundhara Mitra - Film Maker

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), initiated a Youtube channel called ‘Down to Earth’, which gives the latest news, opinion and analysis on issues of environment and science across India, South Asia, Africa and Latin America. They have produced nationally and internationally acclaimed films on agriculture and farming. The topics covered in the short films include ecology, energy, health, industry, agriculture, pollution, community-based initiatives and water management. Some of the top stories by ‘Down to Earth’ are; Aanandaa Farms: How degraded land was converted into a beautiful food forest; An incredible natural food forest grown in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India; The Aranya story: turning barren land into a food forest using permaculture; How a small farmer can earn Rs.15 lakh from multilayer farming; How a Kerala couple built a sustainable mud house and forest of their dreams. Sharp editing, easy-to-reproduce features and news briefs of closely examined technological developments are the highlights of their filmmaking.