November 4, 2019

‘The Man Who Speaks Nature’ Bags Best Short Film in Belgium

Assam filmmaker Dhritiman Kakati’s short documentary film ‘The Man Who Speaks Nature’ has bagged the Best Short Film Award at the Festival International Nature Namur in Belgium recently. The film was awarded as the Best Short Film in the Professional Films category. A total of 42 films had been screened under the Professional Films category at the film festival in Belgium. Moreover, a total of 774 film entries from 82 different countries were received in the Professional Films category. The film festival was held from October 18, 2019 to October 20, 2019 in Belgium. ‘The Man Who Speaks Nature’ was screened at the Acinapolis movie theatre of Namur on October 18.

It may be mentioned that Festival International Nature Namur, which had been held from 1995, has now been recognized as one among the five biggest events of Europe.

The eight minute 32 seconds short documentary film ‘The Man Who Speaks Nature’ provides a glimpse into the life and work of Manoj Gogoi, a Kaziranga-based ecologist who has dedicated his life to the rescue and rehabilitation of snakes and birds in particular. A self-taught naturalist, he explains the reasons that motivated him to develop his interest in the local flora and fauna. This determined man now has a special relationship with nature.

The main persons behind the short documentary film are Dhritiman Kakati, Raktim Hazarika and Prabal Bora. While Dhritiman has directed and written the documentary, the editing was executed by Raktim and the promotional work has been done by Prabal.

Prantik Deka.


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