Second Sunday Culture Films - The Bishnoi: India's Eco-Warriors
3260 South Street, Philadelphia
For centuries, the Bishnoi of Rajasthan in India have been stewarding and preserving the biodiversity of their land. They follow a 500-year-old philosophy that all living beings have the right to survive and share all resources. Filmmakers Franck Vogel and Benoit Segur share the stories of three Bishnoi people: Khamu Ram Bishnoi, who fights against plastic pollution; Rana Ram Bishnoi, who has planted over 22,000 trees in the desert; and Ranveer Bishnoi, who hopes to become a priest.
The film will be followed by a conversation with filmmaker Franck Vogel and Dr. Nikhil Anand, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania.
Presented with new subtitles created for this screening.
Second Sunday Culture Films is curated by Kate Pourshariati, Penn Museum Film Archivist, in association with the Wolf Humanities Center's 2023 - 2024 Forum on Revolution. This screening is presented by Penn Museum and cosponsored by Penn’s Center for Experimental Ethnography, Cinema & Media Studies Department, Program in the Environmental Humanities, South Asia Center, and Wolf Humanities Center.