EcoSikh has a wonderful collection of pictures which demonstrates people’s efforts at grassroots as well as national and international levels. All pictures are available for use free of charge to people of good intention as long as the organization is given due credit. For more pictures, please visit EcoSikh’s Flickr page.
Winning movies of 11th Annual SikhNet Online Youth Film Festival 2016:
This heart-warming film explores the connection between the vibration of Gurbani and the elements of earth. It follows a classical musician as he travels to a small village that has been suffering from an extended drought. The movie asks the question whether our natural processes are simply natural. Or can prayer and devotion positively impact the environment? Beautiful musical score and cinematography accompany this film.
This whimsical film tells a wonderful environmental story from the perspective of a sapling that grows into a tree. The film offers a tender narrative from the voice of the sapling, good tips for how to help grow trees, and a mystical tone that shares the true purpose of a tree. Wonderfully scripted and filmed.
Bute da Prasad
An innocent young boy begins to take an interest in caring for the earth. Going to Gurdwara, he discovers a new kind of “prasad” – a sapling that he can plant and care for on his own. The film posits the question – what would happen if spiritual places led the way for environmental restoration?
This movie follows the story of a young boy who learns about environmental issues in his community. He travels to India, learning about pollution there. While also learning more about pollution in the United States. Over time, he begins to accept that it is his responsibility as a Sikh to preserve the environment and take action to help. The director, in this film, wanted to make a move that combined local issues in California with greater global issues. A thoughtful and well put together film.
The 5 R’s of Eco-Sikhism
Reuse. Recycle. Reduce. Restore. And respect. These are the 5 R’s that this short documentary examines, focusing on environmental problems and practices in Kenya. This educational, well-developed film gives practical tools and useful ideas for how we can, in small ways, begin to help heal the environment.