making documentaries on social & corporate communication for sustainable development
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Sustainable Development, Environment, Ecotourism
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SUSANTA BISWAS a Documentary Film maker
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Documentary Film making
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Networking, Share Best Practices, Potential Partners, Potential Investors
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I am a Documentary maker by profession based at Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, INDIA and use to document various themes through audio-visual means on contemporary issues including issues affecting the poor, vulnerable and marginalised sections and environment as well as handicrafts and related subjects. Several documentaries on specific projects, corporate and social communications, business, education, culture, sports etc. were also made by me.
Stills from "Artistic approach" -- a documentary by SUSANTA BISWAS
The documentary on tribal artisans of Jharkhand titled "Artistic approach", produced by the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India, was selected for the 8th International Social Communication Cinema Conference 2009, organised by Roopkala Kendro, Department of Information & Cultural Affairs, Government of West Bengal and screened at Nandan, the West Bengal Film Centre, Kolkata.
"Artistic approach" is accepted by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India for the national telecast in Doordarshan (the number one television channel in India in terms of absolute viewer-ship). Besides, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and The Handicraft Department, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India have highly appreciated it and screened the documentary at their various programmes.
Stills from "the tender touch" -- a documentary by SUSANTA BISWAS
“the tender touch” a documentary on women participation in National Afforestation Programme in Mandu, a village in Jharkhand accepted by Doordarshan Kendra, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India for national telecast. The women folk living in the forest fringe areas of Mandu have established and nurtured local temporary nurseries. As well as they protect and care the plantation done by them with a sustained effort. The documentary was highly appreciated by the the State Forest department of Jharkhand.
Stills from "Forest Management Beyond JFM" -- a documentary by SUSANTA BISWAS
“Forest Management Beyond JFM” a documentary on a proposition for saving forests by making the forest fringe dwellers self-reliant to wean them away from forest has been accepted by Doordarshan Kendra, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India for national telecast. Joint Forest Management is a viable concept and is perhaps the only means of eco-restoration under Indian context, where too many people are too much dependent on too little forests. The documentary was highly appreciated by the the State Forest department of West Bengal.
Susanta Biswas, a reputed documentary film maker from Kolkata, completed the making of two documentary films on the success stories under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act, popularly known as NREGA. The Act aims at enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing hundred days of wage-employment in a financial year to a rural household who volunteer to do unskilled manual work.
A documentary film directed by Susanta Biswas titled "Tribal Women, Afforestation and Sustainability" was selected and screened in the 15th Kolkata Film Festival 2009. A certificate in this regard was handed over on a function held at NANDAN by Shri Nilanjan Chattopadhyay, Director, Kolkata Film Festival on 21st August 2010 evening.
A documentary film directed by Susanta Biswas titled "Tribal Women, Afforestation and… Continue
Two documentary films directed by SUSANTA BISWAS have participated in two International Festivals in the same year organized by the Government of West Bengal.
The preview committee has recommended the documentary on sustainable effort of tribal women in social forestry titled "Tribal women, afforestation and sustainability" for the screening in the Short & Documentary films Section of 15th Kolkata Film Festival. The film was screened on 17.11.2009 at Bangla Akademi Main… Continue
The Government of India as a part of its state planning under the eleventh plan is promoting Small and Medium Enterprise to enhance the rural income and ensure rural development. National Afforestation and Eco-development Board as a working body of Ministry of Environment and Forests, is facilitating Joint Forest Management Committees for their sustenance by implementing seven Small and Medium Forest Enterprise pilot projects through its… Continue
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Its a quite interesting things u r doing. just went thru ur website and its really a gud job u r into. one more special thing is that, i was also born on July 15th only.. Hope we have something similar and lets hope for the best. my e-mail is email@example.com.. keep in touch.
Good to know about you and your work.Will surely get back to you in case of any requirement at our end.I believe you are based in Calcutta.I did not find your firm's address in your website.