RSVP for Gere Dan and Buddha Weeps in Jadugoda


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1)     Gere Dan – 50 min

2)     Buddha Weeps in Jadugoda – 52 min


‘Gere Dan’ (pronounced " Gueré dan") in Jalonke language of Mali, Western Africa.
( "Pour le combat suprême", “For The Supreme Fight") 50 min, Mali, Africa, 2014, French with English subtitle.

Synopsis :- Niger, Gabon, Congo and other African countries have been experiencing the Uranium mining since decades as a result of colonialism. Today,when the environmental awareness have increased manifold and related laws have become much more stricter towards the Mining companies  in major parts of the world, these companies have resorted themselves to Africa  to continue their legacy of greed. Poverty, corruption and political instability have made this area a heaven for these mining companies.

     This film attempts to look into deep the tiny village 'Falea' in Mali where drilling for search of uranium is going on, and at the same time tries to see the multiple dimensions of the Nuclear Industry.  It is the irony that the world’s driest area which is replete with hunger, poverty and unemployment has several military bases of French and recently Americans, too in the name of fighting against terrorism. Interestingly, new discoveries show that this area is rich in petroleum reserves and minerals.

Buddha weeps in Jadugoda- 1999* (52  minutes)

Jadugoda is India's only productive uranium mine. Almost 30 years of mining have resulted in excessive radiation and contamination of water, land and air. The film is an attempt to record how the lives of the people of Jadugoda have been turned into a veritable hell

Shri Prakash, (‎)
 A film-maker, based in Ranchi, India has made several award winning fiction and documentary films.  His film mainly centers on issues related to land- rights, environment, culture, history and uranium mining.

Kis ki Raksha’? 1994

Another revolt 1995,

‘Buddha weeps in Jadugoda’ 1999 ,

‘The Fire Within’ 2002, ‘Buru Garra’ 2008, ‘Eer- stories in stones’ 2010,

‘Congo- blood in your pocket’(on line) 2010, ‘Unsung Heroes of Hul’ 2012 are some of his
notable films.

February 17, 2014 at 7:00pm - 10pm
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