Green films of all hues


Published: Wednesday 15 February 1995

AT THE End of Tears and Anger is a Japanese film on a doctor diagnosing a pollution-related disease. Investigating further, he comes upon its linkages with the social structure. The film bagged the Grand Prize in the 3rd Festival of Earth Vision, held in Tokyo in December last year.

The festival screened 145 entries from 14 countries of the Asia Pacific region. Japan's Fool on the Hill portrays an artist who leads an alternative lifestyle amidst verdant hill forests. A Korean film, The Living Tideland won the environmental education film award.

The environmental film for journalism award went to The Refugee, an Iranian documentary on the arrival of Afghan refugees in northeastern Iran, and the resultant destruction of vegetation cover. A Woman Betrayed, an Indian documentary on witch-hunting among the tribals, won the special jurors award.

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