Right to survive: Turtle conservation and fisheries livelihoods
  • :DVD
  • :52
  • :2011

This film looks at turtle conservation efforts along the coast of the Indian State of Orissa and examines, in parallel, the situation of artisanal fishworkers in turtle conservation areas. As the pressure to conserve ecosystems and their resources rises steadily all over the world, so have conflicts between conservation imperatives and the livelihood interests of the communities that interact with these ecosystems. By taking an intense look at the concerns revolving around turtle conservation and the protection of the livelihoods of traditional fishing communities, this film offers some insights into the dilemmas facing the various stakeholders, and attempts to provide a solution for tomorrow.

The film on turtle conservation and fisheries livelihoods nets awards -"Right to Survive" won two awards -- for cinematography and scriptwriting -presented by the Indian Documentary Producers' Association (IDPA), India's premier body of documentary and short filmmakers, which is celebrating its 50th year of existence.

Review of the film in Sanctuary Asia, by Ashish Fernandes, Oceans Campaigner, Greenpeace India

ICSF-produced film on turtle conservation and fisheries livelihoods nets awards

Review: Right to Survive: A more direct dialogue SAMUDRA Report No. 46, March 2007