Taru (The Tree)
Director: Ram Mohan
Taru is the story of the relationship between man and tree. Their lifelong relationship is such that man takes whatever he want from the tree and the tree joyfully gives. Through a lively and touching narrative, the film conveys man’s exploitation of nature and its grim consequences – avoidable only if the environment is treated with care and concern.
Director’s Biography: Ram Mohan
One of the leading lights of Indian animation, Ram Mohan joined the Cartoon Unit at Films Division, Bombay at a very young age. He trained under Claire H Weeks of Walt Disney Studios in 1956-1959. Between 1960 and 1967 he scripted, designed and animated many Films Division animation films, winning awards at home and abroad. In 1968 he headed Prasad Production’s animation division and in 1972, he established Ram Mohan Biographics. He made and was part of many landmark animation films including ‘Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama’ an Indo-Japan co-production. He has also trained many generations of Indian animators.