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Climate change is not something happening to a distant other in a faraway location.
It is happening here and now. Experts believe that India will be one of the worst
affected country's in the world.
One of the key objectives that we set out with was to be able to create a film that can
trigger a discussion, a debate or a conversation about climate change. We went
through a number of iterations about how we wanted to present it. The subject is
very intense and can be overwhelming. We chose to take an alarmist approach and
focus the 2050 segments on urban centres - to say that being richer is not going to
insulate us from climate change. It's time for us to wake up to the problem and do
our bit towards mitigating it. We need to start making the right choices in our
everyday life. Whether it is the source of our electricity, the choice of fuel in our cars,
water-consumption patterns or food choices that could be as simple as eating
seasonal foods, grown locally. We should also influence our policy makers to bring
climate change into their core agendas.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Sujata (Verma) Kulshreshtha is an ex-Welhamite, Batch of 1979. She is the founder
of Wide Angle Films (www.wideanglefilms.in), a video production house based in
Noida. She been producing and directing films for the biggest and best advertising
agencies and channels in the country and abroad, for over two decades. She has
done projects for Discovery Networks, History TV-18, NDTV, TV Today Networks,
UNICEF and World Bank amongst many other and has won several international
After finishing her schooling from Welham, Sujata did a 5-½ year course in Visual
Communication from the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad. She has a
keen interest in education and has served on the Board of Governors of The Scindia
School, Gwalior and Welham Girls’ School, Dehradun. She is currently on the Board
of Governors of the Vidya Devi Jindal School for Girls in Hissar.