Venture Into the Woods

Film: Ho Gyi Hai Pir Parvat Si (The Mountains Agonized)

Film Ho Gyi Hai Pir Parvat Si (The Mountains Agonized) is directed by Subrat Kumar Sahu. He is known for making films that reflect our social structures and has often been sceptical about the “way of development” through his craft. Ho Gayi Hai Pir Parvat Si – Hindi (The Mountains Agonized) is his 8th documentary film. Apart from making movies, he has worked at several positions such as Researcher, Reporter, Script-Writer, Editor, Producer, and Director at various television channels, including Zee TV, Aaj Tak, BiTV, TV 18.

Brief synopsis of the movie: 
Ho Gayi Hai Pir Parvat Si – Hindi (The Mountains Agonized), made by Independent Filmmaker, Subrat Kumar Sahu, is a documentary on the impacts of hydropower development in the Satluj Valley . The 111 minute film, shot between 2010 and 2017, travels from village to village on the landscape that falls under Seismic Zone IV and V, capturing visuals of colossal disaster and resident testimonies of the already deleterious impacts of many ongoing hydro-power projects on the local farm-based economies, on their precious water sources, causing deforestation, health hazards, landslides, flash floods, leading to desperate situations for the local communities and also threatening to drive them into dispossession and perpetual deprivation.

Nature, of course, speaks for itself, and pits its own argument.


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