The best way to show gratitude that you are not a coal-miner in Dhanbad, is to make sure nobody needs to feel grateful they're not. Make a start this evening.
ECOMOVE International, Germany, is screening a series of 11 documentaries from various countries, from 18th to 22nd January, at Goethe-Zentrum - The Association of German Culture. Today, the last day, a German documentary called Looking For Coal by Gunnar Walter & Roland Wagner will be screened.
This film portrays the life of people in Dhanbad in the state of Bihar, India`s oldest coalmine region. Safety standards are low, machinery from the British colonial times is still in use and the mining companies neglect to protect the health of their workers. The film shows the daily life of men and women who are risking their lives every day in an attempt to feed their families.
In the framework of an educational project initiated by ECOMOVE International, a series of film screenings and discussions take place in different cities/regions in India. For this project, ECOMOVE has prepared a film program presenting award-winning documentaries dealing with environmental problems in India and their global backgrounds and causes. An initial film screening in Chennai as well as a film tour through various villages in South India have taken place in April 2006.
The screenings will start everyday from 6:00pm, at the Goethe-Zentrum office in Hermitage Complex, Opp. Kalanjali Showroom, Hill Fort Road, and are absolutely free. For further details, please contact 6652-6443/2324-1791.