Docu film on Kokkre Bellur wins award
The documentary film The Wings of Kokkre Belluri directed by KY. Sasi has been awarded the jury special prize in the best documentary category of the Bodrum International Environment Film Festival held recently in Turkey.
The film produced by Alcom and Cord brings out the relationship between birds and people in Kokkre Bellur village in Karnataka. The villagers protect painted storks and spot-billed pelicans (an endangered species) and treat them as their own children.
The festival was organised by the Turkish Foundation of Cinema and Audiovisual Culture in coordination with the ministries of culture, tourism and environment of the Turkish Republic and United Nations, under the auspices of UNESCO, said a press release. The film has also been a part of the Mumbai international documentary film festival and Okomedia international environment film festival, Germany.