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Birds With Large Wings


The film is a partially fictionalizedrepresentation of the environmental disastercaused by the misuse of endosulfan pesticide inKasaragod District of Kerala in India. Thisdisaster was caused by nearly two and a halfdecades of endosulfan use on government-owned cashew plantations. The film explores thedisastrous environmental and public healthconsequences of the pesticide misuse. It alsoconcentrates on those health-related effects ofendosulfan misuse, that persist to this day. Thefilm depicts the after-effects of the pesticidespraying through the eyes of a photographer. Hisfirst visit to the area was during a rainy season in2001, and his photographs revealed the shockingstate of the numerous victims to the world.Endosulfan-induced misery gained worldwideattention due to this exposure. When thephotographer visited the area again in summer2006, many of the young victims he hadphotographed during his earlier visit, had beendead. Even now, children are being affected withstrange and debilitating diseases. In 2011, theStockholm Summit of UN on Persistent OrganicPollutants (POP) recommended a total ban onendosulfan. India was the only country thatopposed this decision. A year later, in 2012, thephotographer returned to Kasaragod. He realizedthat apathy and indifference to the plight of theseunfortunate victims persisted, and that thesurvivors continued to suffer.


Kunchacko Boban, Nedumudi Venu, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Salim Kumar, Prakash Bare

Director :Dr. Biju Language :Malayalam Country :India
Producer :Not Updated Editor :Not Updated Screening Type:Not Updated
Cinematographer :Not Updated Year :2015 Duration:116 Mins


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Dr. Biju

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