A documentary on the impact of privatisation of water bodies in India and the subsequent struggles of the local people against the sale of rivers in Periyar, Malampuzha, Attappadi, Sheonath, Kelo, Ganga Canal and the River Linking Project and the protest of the local people against the impact of Coca - Cola production in Plachimada, Shivganga and Mehdiganj.
Water is the source of all life, and connects all living beings on this planet. This precious gift of nature is today in peril. Powerful forces led by multi-national corporations and international funding institutions are forcing governments all over the world to privatize water resources and convert water into a tradeable commodity.
India, reeling as it is under a huge fiscal deficit, is rapidly succumbing to the pressure to privatize. The people of India are however not mute spectators to the war on water resources. All over the country people have flung themselves into mass movements to protect their fundamental right to water. The logic of globalization, of which the move to privatize water is but one aspect, is itself being challenged by the will of the people.
It’s all about shared anger, anguish, hope. Not all fire and brimstone and sermons, but a film with a flow, a narrative, stunning visuals of rivers, rivulets, rain, waterfalls, ghats and more.
[58Mts. Producer Vikas Adhyayan Kendra, Mumbai]