Delhi air pollution documentary to be part of climate issues section at Cannes

NEW DELHI: Indian filmmaker Rahul Jain’s Delhi pollution documentary ‘Invisible Demons’ is part of the Cannes Film Festival’s new sidebar on climate issues. Entitled “Cinema for the climate”, the new section will include a fiction film and six documentaries, focusing on the issue of climate change, the festival announced on Friday.

Jain’s “Invisible Demons” is described as a “shocking documentary” about pollution in New Delhi and the “invisible demons” that are fine particles.

“Rahul Jain’s camera tries to breathe as it weaves its way through this ecological hell, giving us both something to see and something to think about,” reads the official Festival website.

Jain, originally from New Delhi, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Video from the California Institute of The Arts.

His first film, “Machines”, was a documentary about factory life in a large textile factory in Gujarat.

Also on the program is the feature film “La Croisade” by French actor and director Louis Garrel, a drama about children who come together to protect the planet.

Garrel stars in the film with actors Laetitia Casta and Joseph Engel.

The five documentaries in the sidebar section are — “Above Water” by Aissa Maiga (Niger-France); “Animal” by Cyril Dion (France); “I Am So Sorry” by Zhao Liang (France – China); “Bigger Than Us” by Flore Vasseur (France); and “The Snow Panther” by Marie Amiguet (France).

Alongside the new lineup, Cannes announced an environmental action plan to reduce waste and lower the festival’s carbon footprint.

The 74th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival will be held from July 6 to 17.

It’s a no-show for Met Gala, Cannes and IPL in 2020

Canceled and how!

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on humanity and brought the world to a screeching halt. Whether it’s leading a global economic downturn or locking the world’s population indoors, it goes without saying that its effects will be felt for years to come.

The pandemic has also led to the cancellation and postponement of several high-profile events, including award shows, film festivals and sporting events around the world.

From the iconic Cannes Film Festival which was canceled for the first time in history since WWII to the suspension of the Met Gala, here’s a list of all the events that won’t be showing up in 2020.

Teresa H. Sadler