Lost & Found - The Future We Want

The film describes ecological importance of the forest for the national capital region as a source of fresh air, catchment area of ground-water replenishment and a unique and representative natural biodiversity park. This forest land suddenly became hot property – immediately after Gurugram started making its presence felt as a suburb on steroids – the millennium city. Construction companies flocked in to acquire this prime property, but couldn’t make a dent in Mangar Bani, because the Gujjar communities believe that their forest is sacred. They don’t even cut firewood and collect only the twigs that fall off and don’t send their animals to graze in the forest. It was their fierce determination that saved this unique treasure-trove of biodiversity from eventual extinction which we believe, makes this a great people's success story.

The film is produced under the series called "The Future We Want" which tells stories about individuals and communities in urban India who are demonstrating alternate ways of living and showing us the path towards a clean and sustainable future.

Films Division
M/o Information and Broadcasting
Civil society/Grassroots
College student/Graduates
Policy Makers
Researchers/Post graduates
Community forest management
Environmental awareness
Forest conservation
Land acquisition