Thursday, October 12, 2006

War and Piece on DD1, 15th October, 10:30 am

'Der aaye, durust aaye' is applicable for prasar bharti. And Doordarshan is going a step further now. War and Peace, a documentary by Anand Patwardhan, made in the aftermath of India's nuclear tests in 1998 will finally be shown on Doordarshan national (DD1).

Mark your schedulers for this Sunday, 15th October, 10:30 am IST.

Last sunday, 8th October, DD1 showed another award winning documentary by Anand Patwardhan, Father, Son and Holy War after a eleven year court struggle. On august 2006, the supreme court ordered DD and Prasar Bharti to telecast the uncut documentary within 6 weeks. Here is a chronology of the events that led to it, and where I first got the news.

About War and Peace:

Filmed over three tumultuous years in India, Pakistan, Japan and the USA following nuclear tests in the Indian sub-continent War and Peace is a documentary journey of peace activism in the face of global militarism and war.

The film moves on to examine the costs being extracted from citizens in the name of national security. From the plight of residents living near the nuclear test site to the horrendous effects of uranium mining on local indigenous populations, it becomes abundantly clear that, contrary to a myth first created by the U.S.A, there is no such thing as the "peaceful Atom".

Don't miss it.

Additional Links: Eleven years later by Sevanti Ninan

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