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Drowned Out

2002 1h 15m Documentary List
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In central India, an enormous dam project leaves villagers with scant options: relocate from the riverside to the slums, move to less hospitable land far away or remain and drown. Luharia Sonkaria, the medicine man of the village, guides viewers through the peaceful protests and lengthy court case that surrounded the fight against the government. In addition, the film looks at who benefits most from the dam, and what has happened to those displaced by decades of industrial development. Read More Read Less

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Brian Gibson Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta) A devastating, damning indictment of the Indian government's thirst to show the world how impressive and progressive their burgeoning economic empire can be. Nov 2, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In central India, an enormous dam project leaves villagers with scant options: relocate from the riverside to the slums, move to less hospitable land far away or remain and drown. Luharia Sonkaria, the medicine man of the village, guides viewers through the peaceful protests and lengthy court case that surrounded the fight against the government. In addition, the film looks at who benefits most from the dam, and what has happened to those displaced by decades of industrial development.
Director
Franny Armstrong
Producer
Franny Armstrong
Production Co
Spanner Films
Genre
Documentary
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 26, 2016
Runtime
1h 15m
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