“Nagaland is changing. But…” a documentary movie has clinched the Golden Beaver Award at 6th National Science Film Festival in Mumbai.
- The award was presented to director Gurmeet Sapal by noted filmmaker MS Sathyu.
- It was awarded the Best Film in the films made by institutions category along with cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh.
- The film was also conferred with technical excellence award for best sound design with cash prize of Rs 20,000.
About “Nagaland is changing. But…”:
It was directed by Gurmeet Sapal and produced by Nagaland State Forest Department in technical collaboration with TERI.
- The film focuses on the community conservation areas of Nagaland at Sendenyu village in Kohima district and Sukhai village in Zunheboto district.
- The film portrays lifestyle of the Naga people that were once hunters are now turning into conservationists.
About National Science Film Festival
National Science Film Festival (Rashtriya Vigyan Chalchitra Mela) is organised by Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous body under the Indian Department of Science and Technology in collaboration with Jahangirabad Media Institute.
- The festival is an initiative of Vigyan Prasar and GOI to promote science films in India.
- Science filmmaking is not a developed field in India compared to many other developed countries.