In the early days of human civilisation, we lived in caves. Slowly, solid living structures came into existence where natural materials such as grass, mud and bamboo were put to use. These three things were blessings from mother nature and a “house” became a part of our lives. These houses made from grass, mud, and bamboo were warm in winter and cool in the summer. This was a sustainable life during those years when we cared about nature as much as nature cared for us. But civilisation was going forward at full speed.
Villages turned into towns and eventually into cities. People started to read and write, and became thinking-creatures from evolved apes. Rods, concrete, and cement came into the picture and, over the years, the height of our structures increased. To accommodate these buildings, forests were cut. Rivers were killed. And much more harm was done to nature. What happened then was the formation of ‘sustainable living’ theory or better put, ‘sustainable development’ theory. In the name of the latter, funds were donated and gathered. Thousands of seminars were conducted from Delhi to Bangalore, and from Mumbai to Chennai.
But, the dilemma was that despite all these efforts, the problems remained, especially in these big cities, or metro cities as we like to call them. Air, sound, traffic, and water pollution issues were already there, forests and rivers were lost too. You know what I am implying here. While all this was happening, we forgot our connection to the roots from where we had started civilisation, by living a sustainable life. In a way, our modernity and development brought us full circle to where it had all started a centuries ago. But the time we took to get to this mental makeup, that time was lost.
When “The Girl” was being drafted, all of the above was kept as the background. We decided that our old knowledge system needed to come before the public’s eyes. That system of being in nature without hurting it or over-using our resources, we surely have to tell the story of that system and our civilisation. To this day there are communities in our villages where traditional ways of living are more important than going to seminars on protecting forests. These communities are taking care of nature without any guidance being given to them. And how is that happening? That answer is in “The Girl”, and to finish our film-making project, we require your financial support. Even though we are not presenting any ground-breaking scientific theory, we are making an active effort to bring you back to our roots which are slowly being forgotten.
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