Date(s) - Sun 27 September
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Easton Community Centre
A chance to speak with Indian film maker and activist Pradeep Indulkar about his films High Power (winner of the yellow oscar at the uranium film festival) a study of the impacts on the local community of a nuclear power station at Tarapur, and Jataipur Live, which celebrates local resistance to another nuclear power project in Jataipur.
The films will be shown at half an hour each which will allow plenty of time for discussion, and reflection on lessons to be learned on resistance to new nuclear in Europe, and opportunities for solidarity action.
Cake will be available. Entry by donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
High Power synopsis:
Tarapur Nuclear Power Plant is India’s first nuclear power plant established around 50 years ago, displacing a few villages near a town named Tarapur. The protagonist visits those villages. He observes the situation of thousands of displaced people and he finds that the displaced people lost their land, homes, sea and almost everything but they didn’t get proper compensation, instead they got many diseases, which were unknown to them earlier.
When he comes home he realises that being a common city dweller he wastes electricity very casually, which is produced by ruining thousands and thousands of people’s lives. He also realises that he only pays the bill for power he uses but the real cost of power is paid by those unknown and innocent people.