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Love in the time of climate change: Indian film with a new take on romance

Snehasis Das on set

By: Sarwar Alam

Eschewing the typical Bollywood storyline of young lovers facing family opposition, an upcoming Indian film instead features a couple battling climate change in order to be together. Kokoli, which is the name of the female protagonist and also a type of fish, tells a story of a fishing community facing the loss of livelihoods and land as sea levels rise in the eastern state of Odisha. It will be released in November. The Oriya-language film centres on Kokoli and her boyfriend, who sets out to build a wall to keep towering waves from destroying and uprooting his village – a…

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