Second Sunday Culture Films - "The Bishnoi: India's Eco-Warriors"

Penn Museum
3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104


Three Indian men taking care of a plant.

For centuries, the Bishnoi of Rajasthan in India have been stewarding and preserving the biodiversity of their land. They follow a 500 year old philosophy that all living beings have the right to survive and share all resources. Filmmakers Franck Vogel and Benoit Segur share the stories of three Bishnoi people: Khamu Ram Bishnoi, who fights against plastic pollution; Rana Ram Bishnoi, who has planted over 22,000 trees in the desert; and Ranveer Bishnoi, who hopes to become a priest.

Presented with new subtitles created for this screening.

Screening followed by a conversation with filmmaker Franck Vogel and Dr. Nikhil Anand, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania.

Please come to the small Diwali reception after the screening.

Pay what you wish

Diwali celebration flyerSix logos from screening host and co-sponsors.