Film premiere held on "colossal disaster" hydropower projects are having in Satluj Valley

A screenshot from the film
The Delhi Solidarity Group and the Kriti Film Club held premiere of the film "Ho Gyi Hai Pir Parvat Si" (The Mountains Agonized), directed by Subrat Kumar Sahu, who is known for making films that reflect our social structures and has often been sceptical about the "way of development" through his craft. Held at Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, the film by the independent filmmaker is about the impacts of hydropower development in the Satluj Valley.
The 111 minute film, shot between 2010 and 2017, travels from village to village on the landscape that falls under Seismic Zones IV and V, capturing visuals of colossal disaster and resident testimonies of the already deleterious impacts of many ongoing hydro-power projects on the local farm-based economies, on their precious water sources, causing deforestation, health hazards, landslides, flash floods, leading to desperate situations for the local communities and also threatening to drive them into dispossession and perpetual deprivation.

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