Erosion

Bhangon
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English (subtitled), 60 min, 2006, India

Banks along the Ganga and Padma in West Bengal are being eroded at an unprecedented pace. More than six hundred thousand people have been rendered homeless as a result. The hapless victims watch in silent endurance as the soil takes away their culture, history and livelihood. These victims of erosion are not compensated. Governments, both central and state, have jointly spent millions of rupees to resist erosion; but the money has been mostly wasted. Every monsoon the gushing rivers find their own way by eroding all technological marvels built on her banks. The film seeks to disseminate the pains and penury, the anger and resoluteness of the sufferers of erosion.
 

 
Producer:
Sourav Sarangi
 
Creative Crew
Camera:
Ajoy Roy, Amit Majumdar, Gulam Dostagir, Sourav Sarangi
Editing:
Sourav Sarangi
Sound:
Sourav Sarangi
 
Awards and Screenings:

BFJA Award for Best Documentary Director, 2006
CMS Vatavaran, Delhi, (Best Documentary, 2007- Water for All)
Madurai Water Film Festival, 2007 (Best Documentary)

Screenings:
Kerala SIGNS, 2006
3-Screens Film Festival, New Delhi, 2006
Bodrum Film Festival, Turkey, 2006
SIEDS, Bangalore, 2007
Film South Asia, Nepal, 2007
Bollywood and Beyond, Stuttgart, Germany, 2007
Ekotofilm, Bratislava, Slovenia, 2008