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Creeks of Conflict
30 minutes/English/1996

On the eastern coast of India lies the Bhitarkanika Sanctuary in Orissa. This sanctuary is famous for Olive Ridley Turtles. About 600,000 have been recorded to come here to lay their eggs in the month of March-April every year. The mangrove forest supports a wide variety of fish, birds and other life forms, like crabs.

This film traces the biodiversity and the pressures on the sanctuary. This also homes in on the menace of aquaculture or artificially hatching prawns for the export market.

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The film has recorded rare footage of the mass nesting of Olive Ridley Turtles and the hatchlings taking to the sea for the first time.

Partners :Doordharshan
Director : Krishnendu Bose
Camera : Sanjay Agarwal

Selected for Okomedia Environment Film Festival in Germany