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The increase of mining coal in order to meet the growing demand for energy is causing immense harm to the environment. Coal which is a fossil fuel is responsible for high carbon emissions, whereas other sustainable options like solar energy and wind power are clean and renewable resources. In India, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has protected rich forested areas from coal mining by defining them as No Go zones. MoEF has succumbed to the pressure from the Coal Mining Industry and these forests have been drastically reduced from 320,684 to 140,311 hectares. If this industry has its way 1,500,000 acres of forested land will perish; hindering wildlife and depriving millions of people from their livelihoods. The consequences of such ecological imbalances would result in further greenhouse gas emissions and ensure greater climate change.

- Source Greenpeace India
   
The video, NO GO, captures the devastation of our forests through the symbolic unravelling of fabric over a rough surface of coal. This act of transformation reflects on the sustainability of our forests and our lives.

 

Exhibition History
(Group Exhibitions)

• 2013 : ARTPORT_Cool Stories II & III by ARTPORT. Juried Selection (Travelling Screening). Filmambiente - Museu do Meio Ambiente, Rio de Janeiro-Brazil; Green Screen - The Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York-USA
• 2012 : ARTPORT_Cool Stories III by ARTPORT. Juried Selection (Travelling Screening). Global Eco Forum, Barcelona-Spain; Centro del Carmen, Valencia-Spain; Matadero, Madrid-Spain
• 2011 : ARTPORT_Cool Stories III by ARTPORT. Juried Selection (Travelling Screening). Sheila C. Johnson Design Center - Parsons The New School for Design, New York-USA; The Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York-USA; Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel-Switzerland

2011
Audio/video running time: 2 minutes 49 seconds loop