2011, 20mins 25s
Tamil (with English subtitles)
In 2007, the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamilnadu proposed to acquire 1127 acres of common property – forest and grazing – lands in Thervoy Kandigai, a small agricultural village, 50 km north of Chennai. The land, which has been protected by generations of the villagers, has now been earmarked for an industrial park, a move that will endanger the livelihood of the people of Thervoy and surrounding villages, and cause great ecological damage. The film documents the struggle of the people of Thervoy to stop SIPCOT’s project.
Directed by: Anushka Meenakshi & Tarun Saldanha
Camera: Tarun Saldanha