Saraswati Rao Kavula is an acclaimed documentary film-maker who has made a number of insightful films already about water-based issues in rural India. Her documentary GLIS (Godavari Lift Irrigation Scheme) was a lightly satirical and extremely evocative depiction of the government's damaging or ineffective policies and the resulting distress that they generate in the rural lives they transform.
This 65 minute movie, Dui Paatan ke Beech Mein (Between The Devil and The Deep River), is shot in North Bihar and looks at how the various developmental models chosen by the government have destroyed millions of lives. They have undermined the culturally intrinsic flood-coping mechanisms and introduced new inorganic ones that have caused water-logging over vast stretches of land.
The film will be screened on the 25th of March at 1830 hrs in Sarathi Studios.Please contact Prakash Reddy of Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841, 93910-20243 for further details.