Birds Through My Window| 18mins
Director: Rudransh Mathur | Producer: Rudransh Mathur
Focus Years: 2003 | Country: India
This film won the Golden Tree award for the best child produced film at Vatavaran, a national film festival on environmental issues, held in New Delhi. It was made by a 13-year-old child along with his 10 year old brother and shot entirely in the vicinity of their home in Panchgani. Since then many children have seen the film and been inspired to take an active interest in bird life.
The month of May- the time just before the monsoon breaks in, is the month of nesting and a month in which all the birds suddenly came to life, for me. Making this film during my summer vacations opened my eyes to a whole new world of feathery creatures and I realized that just by being a little more observant and attentive to our surroundings we can have so much company and so much more fun. It was a thrilling experience to find that ours was not the only home in this compound. The film documents this experience of finding a few of the many homes and many families which were present near my house, many of which I could see right through my window. My brother and I, we built many birds' trays and installed them all around our house. We put food on it every day and observed each and every bird that came and sat on it. We found many nests, and we also found out how difficult life is in the wild, how every thing is inter related- the birds the animals and the seasons. There is a delicate web of life and we human beings should not disturb it.