Narmada: A Valley Rises (1994, 86 min, CAN)|
Since its premiere in 1994 at Hot Docs, where it won three awards, Narmada: A Valley Rises has become a classic film about the grassroots struggle against the large dams.
Documenting the longest and most sustained mass action mounted by the Save Narmada Movement, the film offers a compelling and intimate portrait of a unique movement while raising critical and universal issues of human-rights, social justice, and development within a democracy. For Canadians, the resonances to aboriginal struggles in this country will be familiar and striking.
In the 25 years since it was filmed, Narmada: A Valley Rises has not lost its power to move and inspire. Cameron Bailey, writing for NOW Magazine in 1994 wrote: "This film stands in the best tradition of committed film-making. For anyone worn down or cynical about social struggle, Narmada shows how it can be both effective and inspiring".
FILMMAKER: Ali Kazimi, Associate Professor in the Department of Film, York University
Guest Speaker Director Ali Kazimi, Associate Professor York University (live)
Featured ENGO No Jets T.O.
Co-Presenters Noor Cultural Centre & Ecologos
Advance ticket purchase not required.
$5 at the door.
Noor Cultural Centre, Auditorium (View)
123 Wynford Drive
Toronto, ON M3C 1K1
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|