Indian film ‘Kantara’ has been making waves internationally, with its protagonist and director Rishab Shetty delivering a speech at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva on Thursday. Shetty expressed his pride in representing ECO FAWN, an organization that works towards the conservation of forests, and submitting an oral statement at the UNHRC.
He emphasized the importance of promoting the cultural rights of forest dwellers and the need for sustainable development practices that do not harm the environment. Rishab Shetty said on social media “Proud to represent ECO FAWN in submitting Oral Statement at UNHRC. The significance in the promotion of cultural rights of forest dwellers and protection of forests in Kantara is deciphered at the international forum”.
The movie, which was released last year, has been receiving immense praise for its portrayal of forest dwellers and their cultural rights. The movie was also loved by many for its technical aspect despite being a low-budget movie. The movie, its cinematography, storyline, and the acting performance by Shetty, all received acclaim from the audience and critics.
‘Kantara’ tells the story of a forest-dwelling tribe that is faced with the threat of displacement due to the construction of a dam. The film highlights the cultural significance of forests for these tribes and the impact that their displacement could have on their way of life. The movie has been applauded for its sensitive portrayal of these issues and for bringing attention to the plight of forest dwellers.
The film has also been a box office success, grossing over Rs. 400 crores worldwide. Its success can be attributed to its compelling storyline, strong performances, and the relevance of its message in today’s world. The film has received critical acclaim for its direction, screenplay, and cinematography. Kantara’ is a thought-provoking film that not only entertains but also educates and inspires. Its success at the box office and recognition at the UNHRC is a testament to its relevance and impact in today’s world.