FILMS

India is the second largest bamboo producer in the world. After agriculture, bamboo is a major sector that generates income and employment especially in the remote, rural and backward regions of the country. For the north eastern region, bamboo is an even more important and vital resource. The bamboo stock of the north eastern region constitutes nearly 66% of the nation’s bamboo assets. Bamboo is a unique and highly renewable resource with multiple uses. It is the best natural engineering material, excellent for soil management, energy efficient and excellent in carbon sequestration. It provides direct benefits in income and employment in rural and backward region at all levels ranging from plantation, artisan use, primary processing and downstream industrial activities. More than 70% traditional housing uses bamboo as an important structural material.

The NMBA, a constituent of NECTAR, has been intensively engaged in the development of new technologies and applications in the bamboo sector for promoting rapid industrialization in the field. The scope of work has ranged from better technologies for propagation and cultivation of bamboo to its varied industrial uses in areas such as bamboo composite boards, pre-fabricated buildings and structures, bamboo furniture, stick making, charcoal production, gasification and products such as health and hygiene solutions, thermo-plastic composites, vinegar etc. These initiatives have paved the way for industrialization of the sector and have been responsible for raising the income levels and providing employment to a large number of people in the poor and backward regions of the country.

NECTAR has produced short films and documentaries to showcase its work and projects in the areas of bamboo applications and technologies and their role in the social and economic development of the people of the north eastern region. This effort over a period of time has enabled NECTAR to create a comprehensive catalogue of film material that covers the entire range of the bamboo sector in the country. The films cover activities in the bamboo sector in over 24 States and 4 Union Territories comprising nearly 130 locations in all parts of the country. In all 43 films  have been produced and there are nearly 250 interviews with varied stakeholders. NECTAR also has one of the largest collections of still photographs comprising nearly one lakh photos that capture the varied aspects of bamboo and the traditions and culture of the north eastern region.

Nectar films have won a number of awards in prestigious documentary festivals:

  • The short film “From Tragedy to Triumph: A Story of Reconstruction” on the reconstruction efforts of the NMBA in Leh-Ladakh in the aftermath of the cloudburst disaster won the best documentary and photography award at the NOIDA International Film Festival in February, 2014. The film was also an official entry in two other festivals and earned a special mention.
  • The short film “Bamboo and Tribes of India” was screened at the Noida Festival, 2014 and won a Jury Mention Award.

A catalogue of films that constitute the film library of NECTAR is given below:

Name of the Film

Category

Bamboo Structures: In Disaster Relief & Rehabilitation

Documentary

Bamboo Schools: In Chhattisgarh

Documentary

Tripura: Tryst with destiny

Documentary

Jai Ho-Bamboo: The Nagaland Bamboo Story

Documentary

Bamboo Mats & Slivers: Backbone of Bamboo Industry

Documentary

Bamboo and Renewable Energy

Documentary

Bamboo Furniture: Sustainable Green Solution

Documentary

Bamboo Propagation: Strengthening the Roots

Documentary

Kerela : Bamboo Beckons

Documentary

Cheraw: The Bamboo Dance

Reportage

Making Music: With Bamboo Orchestra

Reportage

The Great Green Hope: Bamboo Housing , Shelters , and Structures

Documentary

Bamboo Polyhouses: ‘The Green Boon’

Documentary

Bamboo

Documentary

Bamboo: Plantation A Profitable Enterprise

Documentary

Bamboo & Tribes of India (AWARD WINNING)

Documentary

Bamboo: Plastic Composites

Documentary

Bamboo: Structures for Tourism

Documentary

Bamboo: Voices and Views

Documentary

NMBA: A Success Story

Documentary

From Tragedy to Triumph: 'A Story of Reconstruction'(AWARD WINNING)

Documentary