Nila Madhab Panda’s Megha’s Divorce screened at Geneva Observer
The film explores climate change through the story of one couple’s separation
Nila Madhab Panda’s new film Megha’s Divorce, which explores climate change, was screened at Geneva Observer for The G|O: SUSTAINED - Fossil Fuel Investment Needs to End NOW initiative.
The Geneva Concept by Adeline Von Furstenberg has picked stories illustrated by 11 international filmmakers from 11 countries that reflect the intertwining relations between mankind and the environment and how they are worsened by climate change. Nila Madhab Panda is the only Indian director on the list. The director’s 2017 film, Kadvi Hawa, starring Sanjay Mishra, was also themed on climate change.
Talking about the honour, Nila says, “Environment change is a big issue and it's high time we start paying attention to it. Geneva Observer’s initiative The G|O: SUSTAINED - Fossil Fuel Investment Needs to End NOW, is a big step toward the change. I am really honored that Megha’s Divorce is going to be part of the change in society, and it will be an eye opener for many when they will see how climate change is not only going to affect your health but also your personal life”.
Synopsis of Megha’s Divorce -
Megha’s Divorce is a story based in Delhi but could easily be in any Indian city. Akaash and his father are living in the poshest part of the city. His wife left them with their child and moved to the countryside to protect him from extreme air pollution choking Delhi and we meet them again in court, arguing for divorce. Climate change and air pollution used to be lingo of scientists, environmentalists, or policy makers. The degradation of air quality and other resources is affecting our daily life, economy, human emotions and even relationships.