Ishi, the seven year old climate superhero
The newest environmental superhero is a seven year old Himalayan girl named Ishi.Â Ishi, who lives in a small Indian village called Kaaza in the remote ice desert region of the Himalayas, is the star of an award-winning short film from Delhi filmmaker Nitin Das.
The message of the film is as short and sweet as Ishi:
She uses the sun to light her house and light to cook her food.
Sheâ€™s doing her part, even though she is only seven years old.
How old are you?
Nitin Dasâ€™ film, Superhero, won first place in this yearâ€™s â€˜The Possible Futures Film Contest,â€™ an international contest for independent filmmakers sponsored by an Amazon indigenous peoples advocacy group â€“ The Pachamama Alliance â€“ and its FOUR YEARS. GO, an international campaign to shift humanity towards a more sustainable path.
Judged by an international panel of five media experts, the contest requires applicants to envision a more positive future and then to find a way to capture that vision. The instructions are simple: â€œLet your creativity flow; imagine what you desire for the world; make a film; make a difference.â€