Iron is Hot (2008)

Iron is Hot  tells the story of how people struggle with India's most polluting industry - the sponge iron industry. The 43-minute film presents a picture of an industry allowed to grow unfettered and unhindered by various laws, often with administrative connivance. Through graphics, title cards, data and interviews with people - both ordinary men and women, and rebel leaders - of Sundargarh, Rajgangpur, Siltara, etc., the film makes a scathing comment on the lop-sided concept of industrialisation gained at the cost of human lives, environment, agriculture and livestock.

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KORA RAJEE - Land of the Diggers (2005)

The film is complex and touches upon many issues, ranging from labour migrations in the 19th century to displacement and globalisation in the 21st century. It is a deeply moving film, carried to its conclusion by folksongs that sing first of hope and then increasingly, of sadness and loss. The loss is many-fold: loss of lands, cultures, jobs, access to food and medicines and finally, to that ultimate loss when one is no longer visible.

Award.. Silver Conch MIFF 2006

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Development Flows from the Barrel of the GUN (2003)

This film presents and examines orchestrated state violence against indigenous and local peoples when they protest against development projects on their lands This films wonderfully evocative title sets the tone and the stage for the material that it covers. Quite simply, the film presents and examines orchestrated state violence against indigenous and local peoples when they rally and protest against development projects on their lands. Rather than focusing on a single instance, the filmmakers strengthen their thesis by recording examples from all over the country: Orissa, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh. In each case, using the local police force, the state has brutalised and killed protestors, often on trumped up charges of violence..

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Ek Ropa Dhan (2010)

Agriculture today is passing through a crisis. Due to unbearably high inputs cost of fertiliser, seeds, irrigation and electricity, the farmers are ruined and driving them to commit suicide, In this situation, it is being said that agriculture is not a profitable profession.

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