Indian Filmmaker’s documentary chosen for Cannes Film Festival’s ‘Cinema for the Climate’
Rahul Jain’s film on pollution in New Delhi - Invisible Demons – included in the prestigious Film Festival
74th Cannes Film Festival has announced an environmental action plan to reduce waste and decrease the festival's carbon footprint alongwith the new section
In a big feat for the still fledging Indian documentary film scenario, New Delhi based filmmaker Rahul Jain’s documentary – Invisible Demons – has been included for this year’s edition of Cannes Film Festival – under the section on Environment.
In a change from its previous programming, the 74th edition of Cannes Film Festival will include a new section on Environment. Focusing on the issue of climate change, this new section, titled "Cinema for the Climate", will feature one fiction movie and six documentaries, the festival has announced today.
In a communique issued by Festival de Cannes yesterday evening, while naming the inclusion, said, “A shocking documentary about pollution in New Delhi, India, and the "invisible demons" that are the fine particles. Rahul Jain’s camera tries to breathe as it makes its way through this ecological hell, giving us both something to see and something to think about.”
Jain has graduated from California Institute of The Arts with a degree in Fine Arts in Film and Video. His first film – yet again a much acclaimed documentary - "Machines", was about the factory life at a large textile mill in Gujarat.
Apart from ‘Invisible Demons’, the section on Environment at Cannes also includes a French actor-director Louis Garrel's feature film "The Crusade", a drama about children who come together to protect the planet. Garrel stars in the film along with actors Laetitia Casta and Joseph Engel.
The other five documentaries in this section are —"Animal" by Cyril Dion (France); "Bigger Than Us" by Flore Vasseur (France); "I Am So Sorry" by Zhao Liang (France - China); "La Panthere des neiges" by Marie Amiguet (France)"; and Marcher sur l'eau" (Above Water) by Aissa Maiga (Niger-France).
Alongside the announcement of the new programming, Cannes Management has also announced a 12 point environmental action plan to reduce waste and decrease the festival's carbon footprint.
The 74th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival will be held from July 6 to 17, 2021.