Sukhnidhey Films, with its core philosophy of sensitizing the masses, particularly the youth, towards the conservation of our rich heritage, created a unique Film Festival, "Dharohar", which showcases the best of heritage themed & archaeo-films to school children, students, and the youth so they might witness India's glorious culture, history, and heritage, and feel proud of their nation and culture.
Sukhnidhey Films conceptualized the festival, developing the creative content and interaction sessions. The Dharohar Film Festival was organized in association with Gunijankhana- Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Society, which took up the organization of the festival at the City Palace Jaipur, and the Association of British Scholars, Jaipur Chapter which was represented by Dr. Rima Hooja (archaeologist).
FESTIVAL PROGRAMME- April 7-8, 2015
09:00 AM – 09:45 AM (Session 1): Chand Baori: The Mystery of Abhaneri
The film showcases the ancient stepwell of Abhaneri which conceals immense mysteries and secrets in its design and beautiful architecture. A classic example of our incredible heritage, Abhaneri is a wonder that still puzzles archaeologists.
10:00 AM- 10:45 AM (Session 2): The World's Best!
“The World’s Best”- an incredible documentary film featuring some of the world’s best places, traditions and cultures that adorn India.
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM (Session 3): Talkad: The Curse of the Queen
The very ancient land of Talkad in south India has remained a mystery for centuries. Home to hundreds of mysterious ancient temples which still lie buried in sands awaiting discovery, Talkad abounds in magnificent temples of extraordinary spleandour.
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM (Session 4): Tal Chappar: The Indian Savanna
The film is an epic saga of the Tal Chappar wildlife sanctuary- home to the critically endangered blackbucks who were once on the very verge of extinction. The film showcases Tal Chappar’s biodiversity and the role of local communities in conservation.
09:00 AM- 10:00 AM (Session 5): Srirangapatnam: History’s Battleground
The film features the incredible Ranganathittu bird sanctuary where life of species is a constant struggle for survival. Associated with Tipu Sultan- Srirangapatnam has had an extremely glorious past and is a home to Tipu’s ancient secret dungeons where many bloody battles have been fought- making the land, truly, History’s battleground.
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (Session 6): Vindhyagiri: The Forgotten Glory
The film showcases the ancient Vindyagiri mountain in Sravanabelagola, which is extremely rich in its ancient temples and sites which are stunning examples of Indian architecture and arts- particularly the monolithic idol of Lord Bahubali- the highest, and the finest of its kind in the world.
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM (Session 7): Sariska: A Reserve Reborn
Sariska is a tiger reserve in Rajasthan, which lost all its tigers to rampant poaching. This disturbed the entire jungle ecosystem. Tigers where then reintroduced in Sariska in the first tiger relocation project in the world. The film captures the behaviour of relocated tigers for the first time, and shows how the reserve is now reborn, when her King returned.
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM (Session 8): Keshava: The Forgotten Temple
The film showcases the magnificent ancient Keshava temple in the town of Somnathpur- which is one of the finest examples of the Hoysala dynasty arts and architecture- and a shining example of our amazing heritage which needs our care and preservation.
12:45 PM – 1:00 PM: Vote of Thanks, Closing Notes by the Organizers
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