Jadugoda is an area in the state of Bihar populated by Adivasi (tribal peoples of India). It first came into prominence when uranium deposits were discovered in the area, since Jadugoda is India's only underground uranium mine. The film documents the devastating effects of uranium mining by Uranium Corporation of India Limited in Jadugoda. For the last thirty years, the radioactive wastes have been just dumped into the rice fields of the Adivasis.
The 10-minutes short documentary based on a recent study conducted by the Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD Patna chapter) in and around villages of Jadugoda uranium mine with help of JOAR(www.jadugoda.net). IDPD is Indian chapter of Germany / US -based International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW- Noble Peace prize winner Organization).
India, 2009, 9 min, English
Latin American Premiere
Yellow Oscar Nomination