Aljazeera: India’s Coal Rush
This film documents the expansion of India’s energy sector, reliant on coal fired power stations, and its trail of violence, manipulation, landlessness and poverty. The film speaks to both those who benefit, and those who are most affected, by India’s huge coal mining industry.
India: Coughing up Coal
This film by EarthFocus documents India’s plans to expand its large coal infrastructure to meet increasing energy needs. The film sites health impacts resulting from the large coal mines and thermal power plants, and the links to a wide range of diseases. It has a particular focus on Singrauli, the ‘coal hub’ of India.
Buddha Weeps in Jaduguda
This film documents the effects resulting from the Uranium Corporation of India’s (UCIL) mine in Jaduguda. The health affects are stark; the film documents widespread respiratory problems, skin diseases and mutations that have resulted from UCILs negligence of any safety precautions, particularly involving radioactive waste which has been dumped on farmers fields and has seeped into the water supplies and soil of local communities.
The Fire Within: Coal Mining in Jharkhand
This film documents the coal mining industry within the state of Jharkhand and the plight of local communities in resisting the influx of coal mines.
Mindless Mining: The Tragedy of Kudremukh
This short film documents a large iron ore mine situated in Kudremukh national park in South India. Large monsoon rains wash soil into the nearby rivers contaminating the rivers and ruining farmers crops during floods. The film was submitted to the Supreme Court as evidence and in 2002 the supreme court ordered the closure of the iron ore mine.