SuryaGanga (SunGanges)

VAT2019 I 052
SynopsisThe film tries to unravel the impacts of big energy projects on water, people, their habitats and the environment. When the Ganges riverbed dries up in the Himalayas due to intensified damming, curious 6 year old Anu who has been hearing wonderful mythological stories about the river, asks ""if the river is not there, why read stories about it?"" Mom Valli decides to get some answers. And so they pack their bags and with brother Marthand set out on an adventure across the vast Indian landscape filming the social and environmental (specifically water) impact of big energy projects - hydro and coal and witness the rise of solar and wind.
Valli Bindana
Original Language
English and Hindi
Director Bio
Valli Bindana began her career as an advertising copywriter with agencies Mudra, McCann Erickson and FCB. She has managed multimedia-advertising campaigns and launched brands like Tropicana, Habanos, Radisson, in India. In 2007 Valli turned her attention to video and film production, writing scripts and directing films for marketing, training and advertising. Surya Ganga is her first documentary feature film.

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