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Author: Franny Armstrong; Nina Wadia; Arundhati Roy; Spanner Films Ltd.; Cinema Libre Studio.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Cinema Libre Studio, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The people of Jalsindhi in central India must make a decision fast. In the next few weeks, their village will disappear underwater as the giant Narmada Dam fills. Author Arundhati Roy joins the fight against the dam and asks difficult questions: will the water go to poor farmers or to rich industrialists? What happened to the 16 million people displaced by fifty years of dam building? Follows the Jalsindhi villagers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Franny Armstrong; Nina Wadia; Arundhati Roy; Spanner Films Ltd.; Cinema Libre Studio.
ISBN: 159587027X 9781595870278
OCLC Number: 76836316
Language Note: In English and Hindi with English subtitles or Hindi; optional French or Italian subtitles; commentary in English; closed-captioned.
Notes: Special features: commentaries, mini features, photos & myth, offcuts, and a quiz.
Credits: Camera, Franny Armstrong, Ntennis Davi ; editors, Gregers Sall, St. John O'Rorke ; music, Chris Brierley, Alfie Thomas.
Performer(s): Narrator, Nina Wadia.
Description: 1 videodisc (74 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: camera/producer/director, Franny Armstrong ; a Spanner Films production.

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The people of Jalsindhi in central India must make a decision fast. In the next few weeks, their village will disappear underwater as the giant Narmada Dam fills. Author Arundhati Roy joins the fight against the dam and asks difficult questions: will the water go to poor farmers or to rich industrialists? What happened to the 16 million people displaced by fifty years of dam building? Follows the Jalsindhi villagers through hunger strikes, rallies, police brutality and a six year Supreme Court case. It stays with them as the dam fills and the river starts to rise.

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