Green literacy through cinema
Eco Roots Foundation imparts environmental education through traditional bioscopes showcasing friendly stories on water, biodiversity, e-waste and many other environmental issues.
Old cinema devices such as the bioscope and gramophone are two traditional modes of entertainment and communication and Rakesh Khatri uses these mediums to spread awareness on environmental protection to young audiences.
Bioscope is still a fascinating tool. A manually operated projector is used for this and a small bulb is placed on the back of the reel. The handle is rotated to operate the projector and a person peeping through the front lens feels like watching a movie with music.
Rakesh Khatri’s initiative “Green Cinema Bioscope” makes short films on climate change and environmental issues.