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SUSANTA BISWAS

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A Documentary maker by profession SUSANTA BISWAS audio-visually documents various themes on contemporary issues for sustainable development. Several documentaries on social communications were made by him. [DoB: July 15, 1966] Experience Documentary maker [January 2000 - Present] Besides more than 200 one-minute short news stories the DOCUMENTARIES made by him are: • Eco Tourism Park : Prakriti Tirtha (on Eco Tourism Park, New Town, Kolkata. Bng & Hindi. 15 mints. Prod- WBHIDCO, Govt. of WB) • Banglar Mati, Banglar Jal (on accelerated development of minor irrigation. Bng, Eng & Nepali. 15 mints. Prod- WBADMIP, Govt. of WB) • Unnoyoner Pothe, Manusher Sathe (on municipal affairs. Bng. 23 mints. Prod- SDDM, Govt. of WB) • Jal Dharo Jal Bharo [Preserve Water Reserve Water] (on Government of West Bengal pioneering project to preserve rain water. Bng, Eng, Hindi, Nepali, Urdu & Santali. 11 mints. Prod- SWID, Govt of WB) • The Forest by the People (on the success story of the Bokaro Forest Division in Jharkhand. Eng. 10 mints. Prod- NAEB, MoEF, Govt. of India) • Towards A Green Future (on the success story of Rupnarayan Forest Division in West Midnapore, West Bengal. Eng. 10 mints. Prod- NAEB, MoEF, Govt. of India) • Towards Poverty Alleviation (on the success under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in Ramgarh, Jharkhand. English. 9 mints. Prod- NAEB, MoEF, Govt. of India) • A Step Ahead With NREGA (on the development under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in Dhanbad, Jharkhand. English. 10 mints. Prod- NAEB, MoEF, Govt. of India) • The Theme Park (on the Success Story of Afforestation In East Singhbhum, Jharkhand. English. 10 mints. Prod- NAEB, MoEF, Govt. of India) • Jungle Ki Jyoti (on training and marketing of Candle and Aabir from the extract of Flame of Forest. Hindi. 17 mints. Prod- NAEB, MoEF, Govt. of India) • Artistic Approach (on establishing first small and medium forest enterprise in India. English. 23 mints. Prod- NAEB, MoEF, Govt. of India) • The Tender Touch (on women participation in National Afforestation Program at Jharkhand. English. 17 mints. Prod- NAEB, MoEF, Govt. of India) • Forest Management Beyond JFM (on implementation of a new concept of forest management in Purulia. English. 19 mints. Prod- NAEB, MoEF, Govt. of India) • Bipanno Basati (on Ganga erosion at Maldah. Bengali. 25 mints. Prod- private producer) • Mando Meyer Saatkahon (on the rights of sex-workers. Bengali. 25 mints. Prod- private producer) • Deshnayak (on the life of Subhas Chandra Bose at Kolkata. Bengali. 28 mints. Prod- private producer) • River Training Project at Haldia (on implementation of the river training project at Haldia dock complex. English. 27 mints. Prod- Calcutta Port Trust) • Tribal Women, Afforestation And Sustainability (on sustainable effort of tribal women in social forestry. English. 14 mints. Prod- private producer) Festival Participations & Special Screening of Susanta Biswas Documentaries  15th Kolkata International Film Festival at Kolkata [Tribal women, afforestation and sustainability]  18th Kolkata International Film Festival at Kolkata [Jal Dharo, Jal Bharo (Preserve Water, Reserve Water)]  19th Kolkata International Film Festival at Kolkata [Towards A Green Future]  20th Kolkata International Film Festival at Kolkata [Banglar Mati, Banglar Jal]  8th International Social Communication Cinema Conference at Kolkata [Artistic approach]  25 years celebration of NANDAN, the West Bengal Film Centre at Kolkata [Tribal women, afforestation and sustainability]  Tinai Eco Film Festival (TEFF) 2014 at Goa [Jal Dharo, Jal Bharo (Preserve Water, Reserve Water)]  7th International Film Festival "Dedicated to the rivers and streams of the universe” Voices from the Waters – 2012 at Bangalore [Jal Dharo, Jal Bharo (Preserve Water, Reserve Water)]  Brain Storming Session on Green India Mission, Siri Fort Auditorium at Delhi [Artistic approach]  Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India at Kolkata [Jal Dharo, Jal Bharo (Preserve Water, Reserve Water) & Towards A Green Future]  Earth Day celebration in Bengal Chamber of Commerce at Kolkata [Towards A Green Future] News Caster in Doordarshan Kendra, Kolkata [July 1992 - June 2001 (9 years)] As a News Caster in Doordarshan Kendra, Kolkata, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, between 1992 and 2001 his responsibilities included audio-visual news casting. That involved him in writing and voice over of news stories including state assembly review and conducting news-based programs. Advertising Agency Professional [March 1988 - July 1998 (10 years 5 months)] As an executive of a Kolkata based reputed advertising agency accredited to the Indian Newspaper Society of India between 1988 and 1998 the audio-visual productions, creative jobs and Public Relations of the organization was looked after by him. This involved him in servicing various Public Sector (Central and State) and Private Sector organizations by making and releasing print advertisements, publicity materials, audio-visual documentations, media planning as well as all-round advertising and public relations activities. The organization was also represented by him in the Public Relations Society of India. Education Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations, 1987 - 1988 University of Calcutta Bachelor of Arts (English), 1984 - 1987 Extra-curriculum • Federation of Film Societies of India - A short course on film studies • Lebedev Drama Circle - Production-oriented theatrical workshop training • Dakshinee - Training of Rabindra-sangeet • Toured Bangladesh in a 10 days cultural delegation for theatrical performances Recognitions His documentaryies titled -- "Tribal women, afforestation and sustainability" was screened at the Short & Documentary films Section of 15th Kolkata Film Festival. •"Artistic approach" was screened at Nandan, the West Bengal Film Centre, Kolkata as a part of the 8th International Social Communication Cinema Conference organized by Roopkala Kendro, Department of Information & Cultural Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal. "the tender touch", "Artistic approach" and "Forest Management Beyond JFM" was accepted by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India for the national telecast in Doordarshan. •"Tribal women, afforestation and sustainability" was screened by NANDAN, the West Bengal Film Centre in their 25 years celebration. •"Artistic approach” was screened in Siri Fort Auditorium, Delhi at the Brain Storming Session on Green India Mission organized by the Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India •"Towards A Green Future’ was screened in a Special screening program at Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata and at Bengal Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata in Earth Day 2012 celebration as well as got Official Selection & screened in the: * 19th Kolkata International Film Festival at Kolkata •"Jal Dharo Jal Bharo [Preserve Water Reserve Water]" was screened in a Special screening program at Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata as well as got Official Selection & screened in the: * 18th Kolkata International Film Festival at Kolkata * 7th International Film Festival on Water - Voices from the Waters 2012 at Bangalore •"Banglar Mati, Banglar Jal" got Official Selection & screened in the: * 20th Kolkata International Film Festival at Kolkata * 9th International Film Festival on Water - Voices from the Waters 2012 at Bangalore Seminars, Conventions, Sessions etc. attended between 2010 and 2012:  ‘5th Raja Ramanna Memorial Lecture’ delivered by Dr Srikumar Banerjee, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, Government of India (July 16, 2010 at Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata organized by the Centre)  Seminar on ‘Exploring Livelihood Generation For Forest Fringe Dwellers by Use of Non-Timber Forest Produce’ (July 16, 2010 at Abanindra Sabhagriha, Kolkata organized by the Regional Centre, National Afforestation and Eco-development Board, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India)  Seminar on ‘The Significance of Natural Resource Management in Rural Development’ (August 06, 2010 at Paschim Banga Bangla Academy, Kolkata organized by Krishnaa Human Initiatives, Kolkata)  Workshop on ‘Rural Health Care System and Livelihood Security’ (November 02, 2010 at Jadavpur University organized by the Regional Centre, National Afforestation and Eco-development Board, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India)  India Water Forum ‘International Water Convention’ on Water Security and Climate Change : Challenges and Opportunities (between 13 & 15 April 2011 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi organized by The Energy and Resources Institute)  Seminar on ‘Awareness Raising and Information Campaign on Research and Innovation Cooperation with Europe’ (June 15, 2011 at Hyatt Regency, Kolkata organized by The European Union and its Member States)  Interactive Session with Dr. Shailesh Nayak, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India (August 30, 2011 at Hotel Hindustan International, Kolkata organized by Bharat Chamber of Commerce)  ‘World Water Monitoring Day 2011’ (December 30, 2011 at Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Jadavpur University organized by the Indian Association of Hydrologists, West Bengal Regional Centre, Kolkata)  ‘Earth Day 2012’ (April 21, 2012 at Williamson Magor Hall, Bengal Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata organized by the India Trees Foundation, Kolkata)  ‘Climate Change: Why are we vulnerable? How could we prepare?’ (April 21, 2012 at The Institution of Engineers, R. N. Mukherjee Hall, Kolkata organized by the Liberty Institute in partnership with Friedrich Naumann – Stiftung fur die Freiheit)  Seminar on ‘Skill Development : Opportunities and Challenges’ (August 01, 2012 at 11.30 a.m. at The Park Hotel, Kolkata, organized by Bharat Chamber Commerce supported by National Skill Development Corporation and Institute for Steel Development & Growth) Social and Other Activities • Associated with Krishnaa Human Initiatives, a CSO enlisted with the NGO Partnership System of Planning Commission, Govt. of India, works with the grassroots-level organizations working directly with and for the underprivileged through natural resource management. • Associated with Climate I Care, an online newsletter about impacts of climate change and possible mitigation strategies to compensate the same. • Published various articles on sustainable development issues.