Parallel cinema maker Nila Madhav Panda’s first Odia Film Kalira Atita has finally been registered under the general Category for Oscar. For the same, the film will be screened at the International Prague Film Festival next month.
The filmmaker from Odisha, who prominently is known nationally for making films on social and developmental issues of, thanked the Odia supporters saying, “I am very proud and happy that my ODIA people, communities and forums are supporting from all over the world.”
Kalira Atita: the documentary was made on emotional impact of climate change, portraying how seven villages located near by the coastal areas of Bay Of Bengal, have all gone under the sea by 2019. The existence of the villages can somehow only be witnessed by following remnants of villages in the sea.
The film has premiered in the Indian Panorama section of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) last month. Panda earlier has director films like I am Kalam, Kadwi Hawa, Kaun Kitney Pani mein and more. His film ‘I Am Kalam’, grabbed many awards and honors along with 63rd Cannes Film Festival in 2010.