‘Development Flows from the Barrel of a Gun’
(Vikas Bandook Ki Nall Se)
India, 2003 (54 min)
This film presents and examines orchestrated state violence against indigenous and local peoples when they rally and protest against development projects on their lands.
The development projects in question have been located on lands collectively owned and inhabited by tribal peoples. At the first hint of organised protest, the police are sent in. They loot and ransack homes, steal food and livestock, beat up women, arrest men and use their lathis, guns and bullets freely…
The filmmakers are activists in the indigenous people's movement against destructive development. Meghnath is a founding member of Akhra, an organization that works with indigenous youth. (Contact Meghnath/AKHRA firstname.lastname@example.org)
THURSDAY 27TH MAY 9:00pm
The Other Cinema
11 Rupert Street,
Tel: 020 7734 1506
Nearest tubes: Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Sq.
£6:50 waged/£4:50 unwaged
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