THE BISHNOIS, INDIA'S ECO-WARRIORSONE-OFF
- DIRECTOR : Benoit Segur
- PRODUCER : Gedeon Programmes / France 5, Procirep-Angoa, CNC
- DATE : 2011
- FORMAT : One off, 16/9, HD
- DURATION : 1x52'
- AWARD : Golden Phoenix, Film nature et environnement, Nice 2011
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The Bishnois remain the first eco-friendly religious community in Historical records. Originating from the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, their guru Jimbaji set out 29 rules related to protecting all forms of living creatures on Earth, among which "protect trees and animals!". Over the past 600 years, these people have been living in respect with nature, to the point of sacrificing their own lives to preserve it. By recounting the intimate story of some of its members in today's India, the documentary illustrates how these principles still guide the daily life of each member, and serve as an inspiration for modern day society.
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