August Vikalp documentary.eventnodeType: Event

Location: Alliance française de Bombay, auditorium

City: Bombay

Date: Fri, 2010/08/13 – 7:00pm

Price: Free for all

Category: Film screening


In partnership with Vikalp Film Archive

Cowboys in India, by Simon Chambers

In a remote and impoverished region of Orissa, a London filmmaker is unaware of the trouble he will cause his two endearing, bumbling local guides as they investigate the Corporate Social Responsibility program of the high-profile, London-based mining company Vedanta. The company plans to mine a local tribe’s sacred mountain, and promises to bring all the benefits of modernity to the area. But many of the tribal people vow to fight, preferring a simple life in nature and their right to their lands, forests and sacred mountains. As allegations accumulate, the filmmaker’s ethical stance is put to the test as he tries to get his film “in the can.”