2018 | India | Documentary

Agar Wo Desh Banati (If She Built a Country)

  • Chhattisgarhi, Gondi, Hindi English 60 mins
  • Director | Maheen Mirza, Rinchin
  • Writer | Maheen Mirza
  • Producer | Rajiv Mehrotra

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Rural, tribal women from the villages of Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh (India) critique the grand plan of development of the country. As mines & power plants appear and grow around them in monstrous proportions, many of these women are cheated off their land and compensation. Their relationship with the forest & environment has been severed, leaving them surrounded by a toxic, polluted, gutted earth. Grappling with all these, they seek justice for themselves & their communities and share their thoughts about how a country should be.

destructive development mining women resistance pollution community environment power plant coal