Landing Together films is communicating science using audio-visual media. It is unique in documenting the voices of thousands of unheard stories of indigenous and pastoralist communities.
Purabi is using her meagre savings in producing and directing India's comprehensive independent documentary film under the non-profit initiative, Landing Together. Her expertise as an environmentalist (forest, land tenure, conservation and climate change) and social scientist (human rights, governance and social diversity) in a perfect balance to generate emotions among audience.
As a film director, she chooses not to use voice overs. This way she is amplifying the voices of indigenous and pastoralist communities - many of them have never seen and/ or been in front of a camera, giving her films a human emotional touch.
She intimately weaves stories in her films about the 'way of living' of diverse indigenous communities and their landscapes as warp and weft. The tough combination to bring science and arts together to create subtle contents through her films challenges her audience to confront their ideologies, culture, values and their own identity.
As a child I grew up watching world art movies. Thanks to my elder brother, Prabir Bose, who inculcated in me the taste of film appreciation as well as skills for dance, music and performing arts like puppetry and street theatre for development. I've an aptitude in ethnographic filmmaking for development without undertaking any formal training.
Filmography as Producer and Director (Forest policy and Indigenous peoples films)
Feature length film
 2018 Bose, P. Vaña Vaasiyon (Forest Dwellers), 85 min feature film series on the way of living for the Adivasis and the particularly vulnerable tribal groups in diverse forests in India. A Landing Together Film in multilingual 11 languages and dialects covers 12 unique communities of tribal mainland and northeast India. Watch on www.landingtogether.weebly.com
Official Selection in Film Festival: Nominated for Dadasaheb Phalke Award Documentary Film (India, 2018), and CULTUREELS Ethnographic Film Festival (Finland, 2021)
 2018 Bose, P. Abadiat (submission), 20 min, about tribal women’s land and forest rights. For Landing Together Films
 2018 Bose, P. Tasawuff (purity), 22 min, about oil palm vs. shifting cultivation in forest mountains. For Landing Together Films
 2018 Bose, P. Kabza (tenure), 24 min, on extractives, mining, and deforestation in tribal (Indigenous territories) areas. For Landing Together Films
 2018 Bose, P. Tariqah (path), 20 min, about community forest rights for Indigenous Peoples. For Landing Together Films
 2017 Bose, P. TARA, Alpinia nigra, 20 min, a film about forest food and impact of displacements and lack of forest tenure. Nominated and screened in various international film festivals. For Landing Together Films
 2016 Bose, P. Oil Palm: Adivasis and the market, rising issues. 15 min. For United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
 2016 Bose, P. Black Diamond: When Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) is not respected. 20 min. For United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Rome
 2016 Bose, P. Empowering Women: Adivasi women’s rights to land breached. 15 min. For United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Rome
 2016 Bose, P. Community Forest Rights: Adivasis’ collective rights to save the forest. 15 min. For United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Rome
 2015 Bose, P. Our Forests, Our Rights 8 min about Gond Adivasi, for Oxfam-India
 2011 Bose, P. Forest Rights 15 min is a short indie docu-film integral part of my Ph.D. thesis, supported by IFS, Sweden
Forest Rights (2011)
This short 13 minute ethnographic film was produced and directed by Purabi and is an integral part of her Ph.D. thesis book titled Forest Rights .
Watch the full here in YouTube. The film is about Bhil adivasis and their struggle for legal claim for traditional forest rights.
Languages: Bhili dialect and Hindi. Subtitles in English.
This film is being used as an educational material for courses on human rights, land tenure and forest rights in the universities of USA, Europe, Brazil and India.
TARA Alpinia nigra (2017)
TARA premiered at Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam in July 2017.
This film has been selected for screening and nominated as the Best Documentary including in 2018 at the Woodpecker International Film Festival (Delhi), 8th National Science Film Festival of India, and in 2017 at the Arica Nativa (Jalalla) Indigenous Film Festival, Chile among various other film festivals .