Awards, Screenings, Outreach

“Nature evokes poetry. Its beauty makes people break into song and music. And yet, it is human greed that finally overpowers nature and destroys all the beauty associated with it. That’s the underlying theme of filmmaker Akanksha Joshi’s captivating 58-minute documentary on Chilika lake near the Bay of Bengal. The film provides a gripping account of how uncontrolled human intervention has turned the lake, which was a sustainable livelihood resource, into a mere waterbody that tourists can dip their feet into.” – Huned Contractor

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First Prize, Jeevika: South Asia Livelihood Documentary Film Festival, New Delhi, 2008
Best Film – Livelihood, 5th CMS Vatavaran Environment and Wild life Film Festival, New Delhi, 2009

Official Selection, Indian Panorama, International Film Festival of India, 2009
Official Selection, Film South Asia, Kathmandu, 2009
Official Selection, Rodos EcoFilms International Festival, Greece, 2010
Official Selection, 4th Samsung Women’s International Film Festival, Chennai, 2011

Official Selection, Voices from the Water, 2009


Multiple Television Screenings on India’s public broadcaster, Doordarshan’s various channels, with a viewership of about 2.5 crore people


Havard University, Washington University, Duke University, Emory, Syracuse University and the Library of Congress, de facto the National Library of US.