Grandma's Forest

In a time when concrete jungles are fast replacing forests and green patches here is a woman who has converted her 5 acre land into a man-made forest.83 year old Devaki Amma belonging to Kayamkulam in Kerala made this forest by collecting treesaplings, planting and nurturing them in her homestead. Now over 600 species of trees are there in this forest. Much type of birds and other creatures are seen in this forest. Numerous visitors including children visit this forest daily. They get inspired and plant trees on their own. In a place like Kerala where concrete jungles are fast replacing green patches, manmade forests such as this are very valuable. Devaki Amma is confident that her future generations will protect this forest.

  • G.S.Unnikrishnan Nair
  • G.S.Unnikrishnan Nair
  • G.S.Unnikrishnan Nair
  • Devaki Amma
    Key Cast
  • Sanjeev
  • Suraj
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    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 2, 2017
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  • India International Science Fest
    New Delhi
    November 13, 2017
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  • G.S.Unnikrishnan Nair
    Country: India
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Director Biography - G.S.Unnikrishnan Nair

Graduate in Agriculture and Post graduate in Journalism. Working as Deputy Director, Farm Information Buraeu.Published over 2000 popular science articles and 40 books. Scripted and directed over 100 Science documentaries. Won 6 National Awards and 7 State Awards for Science communication through Print as well as Electronic media. This includes National Science Communication Award 2008 and 2016, Bronze Beaver Award in the National Science film festival-2014 and 2015; Indian Medical Association Electronic media Award 2011, HRD Ministry’s book wring award2012, State Science Literature Award 2008,State Farm journalist award 2008,State Children’s literature award 2005 and 2015,Bhima Balasahitya Award 2016,Balasahity Samithi Award 2016 etc.

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Director Statement

This film is about a grandmother who made a forest on her own.