Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Jason Momoa’s ‘Deep Rising’ wins top award at All Living Things Environment Film Festival

Deep Rising

Jason Momoa produced ”Deep Rising” and director Luke Griswald-Tergis’ ”Pleistocene Park” are the top winners at the All Living Things Environment Film Festival (ALT EFF).
ALT EFF focuses on imperative topics of climate change and environment at large through the lens of cinema. The festival, which runs till 19 December, is screening over 60 films from 50 countries with shows in across 20 cities in India.
”Deep Rising,” produced by Momoa and directed by Matthieu Rytz, won the best international feature, while the best of the festival award by the Habitat Trust went to Griswald-Tergis’ ”Pleistocene Park” at an event here last evening.
”Deep Rising” explores the growing interest in extracting seabed metals for the world’s energy needs and the ecological issues it might lead to.
”Pleistocene Park” revolves around a Russian scientist and his son’s quest to recreate the ice age ecosystem in Siberia.
In the Indian cinema category, ”Against the Tide,” directed by Sarvnik Kaur and ”The Leopard’s Tribe,” directed by Miriam Chandy Menacherry, emerged as best Indian features, captivating audiences with their compelling narratives and environmental messages.
”Against the Tide” is set in the Koli community in Mumbai and revolves around two fishermen friends. While one continues to believe in the traditional fishing methods, his friend has embraced technology.
”The Leopard’s Tribe” documents the protests against the Aarey metro car shed project in Maharashtra.
”From Dreams to Dust”, directed by Stephanie Tangkilisan and Muhammad Heri Fadli, won the best international short award. The film explores the dark side of green technology by focusing on the dangers of nickel mining, a chemical element needed for electric car batteries.
”No Water, No Village”, ”Feeling the Apocalypse” and ”The Egret River” were other winners at the festival. (PTI)