Anjana, Sreejith, and Dipika are from vastly different regions of India, but all have one thing in common: they are having invaluable impacts on the lives of the people they share their communities with and beyond, by communicating and implementing solutions to adapt to the unjust climate crisis.
A three episode short documentary series available to watch in full on Waterbear.com and zainjafferfoundation.org
Episode 1 - Harvest Mother
Episode 2 - Climate Guardians
Episode 3 - The Mangrove Family
During August 2018 the Indian state of Kerala experienced the worst floods in that region for nearly 100 years. Almost one year since then here is Shaji talking about life as a fisherman on the Kerala backwaters, what happened during the floods and some of the problems he, his family and their community now face.
I talk about the human and emotional side of the climate crisis and how we can all do our bit by communicating this to each other better.
This is something I attempt to do through my work as a documentary filmmaker and I love to inform others how they can do the same using their own skillset.
Sattya Collective invited me to be the guest on their second episode of "In Conversation with” hosted by Suraj Shakya.Watch
Ravinol and I were invited to screen clips from our documentaries and discuss the power of film to bring impact stories to life.Watch
I talk about how any business can start filming their own simple video content to help promote their products and services.Watch
An article about the work Neelima Vallangi and I have been doing in Nepal documenting the climate crisis.Watch
Deej Phillips is a British and Indian documentary filmmaker with over ten years of experience, specialising in capturing cinematic footage to tell compelling personal stories. He shines a light on environmental stories with the aim of creating meaningful impact through his films. His work has been seen on BBC, DW, Sky TV and many other international platforms.
Recently, his focus has been to communicate the human cost of the climate crisis through his documentaries. His most recent work was directing, shooting and producing a feature length climate change documentary called ‘The Weight of Water’ filmed in Nepal which won best documentary at the Aravali Film Festival 2022 and long listed for best feature length documentary at the One World Media awards 2022. The film premiered at COP26 in Glasgow and watched over one million times across DW TV platforms.
He has been invited to talk about his work at various events, including a TEDx event in 2020. His films have been screened across the world and have been used as educational tools to encourage a diverse audience to commit to climate action. In 2013 he graduated from Birmingham City University with a Batchelor of Science in Sound and Multimedia Technology. He is passionate about ensuring there is a high level of authenticity in his films, and strives to capture stories from an intimate and engaging perspective.