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Indian wins Green Oscar for Sirocco

Indian wins Green Oscar for Sirocco
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Ashwika Kapur, a 26-year-old science and natural history filmmaker from West Bengal, has won the Wildscreen Panda Awards also known as the Green Oscar for her film on a Kakapo parrot named Sirocco.

Kolkata: Ashwika Kapur, a 26-year-old science and natural history filmmaker from West Bengal, has won the Wildscreen Panda Awards also known as the Green Oscar for her film on a Kakapo parrot named Sirocco.

Kapur won the award at a ceremony in Britain's Bristol city Friday in the Wildscreen Festival for her 15-minute film "Sirocco - How a Dud became a Stud".
Ashwika Kapur with the Green Oscar in the Best Newcomer category at Bristol in UK
Kakapos are critically endangered bird species native to New Zealand. It narrates the "rags-to-riches" story of Sirocco, the Kakapo parrot, so popular that the New Zealand government made it the country's official spokesbird for conservation.

"The wondrous has happened!! I'm coming home with that Green Oscar," Kapur posted on her Facebook page Friday.

Kapur graduated in science and natural history filmmaking from the University of Otago, New Zealand, after her schooling and college in Kolkata.

The documentary is a solo endeavour with Kapur managing the research and development of the entire project single-handedly.

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