Films on the Narmada Issue

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My Narmada Travels A film by Leena Pendharkar; English, 2001
This is about Leena's travels in the Sardar Sarovar area in the summer of 2001
Drowned out A film by Franny Armstrong; English, 75 mins, 2002
This is a film about a family which decided to stay at home and drown rather than make way for the Narmada dam.
Maheshwar Report English, 27 mins, Sep 2000
Satyagraha 1999 A film by Abhivyakti Media, Nashik, 1999
Kaise Jeebo Re! (How shall we survive!) A film by Anurag Singh and Jharna Jhaveri; English, 80 mins, 1997
A Narmada Dairy A film by Anand Patwardhan and Simantini Dhuru; English, 60 mins, 1995
Narmada: A Valley Rises A film by Ali Kazimi; English, 87 mins, Canada, 1994
The Valley Refuses to Die A film by K.P.Shashi and Ratna Mathur
This is the first comprehensive video on the Narmada issue, movement, and its people.
Narmada Puran A film by Avinash Deshpande.
This film narrates the fate of Ukai displaced people and on that background, the issue of the displacement and determination of the Narmada farmers and tribals. It is a detailed expose of the environmental effects of large dams and the alienation of lakhs of poor people from their land and forests. Besides Ukai, it uses examples of other dams -- Rihand, Koel Karo, Tawa, etc. and makes a strong case against building large dams on the Narmada.
Avinash Deshpande, CENDIT, B-20, Soami Nagar, New Delhi