Maximus & Coorg Wellness Foundation's Barefoot Marathon Film Selected for IMF Mountain Film Festival

Industry Watch | January 31, 2018 | News in Brief

Maximus MICE and Media Solutions

The third edition of the world’s first barefoot marathon, Coorg Barefoot Marathon was held at the Tata Coffee Sports Ground at Pollibeta in Kodagu on Dec 10. The marathon is an initiative to enable people to connect with the nature and wildlife around them. The last edition at the event was aimed at spreading awareness about the rehabilitation of the elephant habitat and replantation of 54,000 trees that were chopped from Kodagu for a power grid. 

It has been recently reported that the Coorg Barefoot Marathon Film has been selected to be showcased at the prestigious IMF Mountain Film Festival.

Taling about the property, Reema Sanghvi, Director, Maximus MICE and Media Solutions commented, "Before high heels, televisions, vacuums and tooth paste were invented, people lived with the earth. Every aspect of life back then was in some way connected to the earth and its nurturing power. Fast-forward to today and we find ourselves as removed and disconnected from the greatest source of healing as can be. Nearly every part of our existence today is insulated, synthetic and removed from the earth’s touch. Coorg Barefoot Marathon is one such medium to reconnect with Mother Earth."

She adds, "Milind Niki and I are so proud that the Barefoot Marathon has been selected by IMF. A wide selection of films – alpine documentation, archival footage, adventure cinema, experimental shorts, commentaries, anthropological narratives, feature films, etc. – have been screened in the previous festivals. These movies have dealt with issues regarding cultural practices, lifestyles, conflict, wildlife, mountain-climbing, environment, globalization, and gender, among many others. So proud to be a part!"

Have a look at the movie below. 

Coorg Barefoot Marathon from Praveen Pillay on Vimeo.

The Barefoot Marathon Completed it’s 3rd successful edition on 10 December 2017, and is the World’s first Barefoot Marathon.

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