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Directed by Franny Armstrong • Documentary • 2003 • 75 minutes
Three choices. Move to the slums in the city, accept a place at a resettlement site or stay at home and drown. The people of Jalsindhi in central India must make a decision fast. In the next few weeks, their village will disappear underwater as the giant Narmada Dam fills.
Bestselling author Arundhati Roy joins the fight against the dam and asks the difficult questions. Will the water go to poor farmers or to rich industrialists? What happened to the 16 million people displaced by fifty years of dam building? Why should I care?
"A film of enormous heart, grit and insight that is both taut political essay and enormously moving plea."—San Francisco International Film Festival Jury