Guwahati: The Man who ‘Speaks’ Nature, a film by Assamese filmmakers Dhritiman Kakati and Raktim Hazarika, along with Prabal Bora as the production head, is now out on YouTube for public viewing.
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The award-winning short documentary provides a glimpse into the life and works of Manoj Gogoi, a conservationist based in Kaziranga who has dedicated his life towards the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife.
The movie also attempts to seek the reasons behind his plunge into conservation work and gives a peek into his daily schedule. Gogoi is known for rescuing and rehabilitating over 4,000 species of flora and fauna.
As Gogoi dwells on the reasons that motivated his work and how it has affected his personal life in the documentary, the film is an effort, therefore, towards showcasing, delicately, the elaborate view of the intersection of the personal and professional space of the determined naturalist.
Earlier, The Man Who ‘Speaks’ Nature bagged the Best Film title at the 5th International Nature Film Awards in Godollo, Hungary which was held from May 23 to 27 this year.
Speaking with EastMojo, director Dhritiman Kakati said, “Raktim and I made the film for two specific reasons. First, this film is a call for action towards the conservation of nature and, secondly, it holds a special message for us in terms of making the film.”
“This is an absolutely zero-budget film. It depicts that for art the only thing needed is will, not equipment as such,” Kakati further said.
The Man Who ‘Speaks’ Nature has earlier been screened in many prestigious film festivals. It was also awarded the ‘second best film’ at Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival in 2018.