Buru Sengal   (The Fire Within)

fire

Year: 2002
Language: Hindi with English subtitles
Run-time: 57 minutes

The film draws a painful portrait of the transformation of the land of the Tana Bhagats (a sect of the Oraon tribe who were believers in non-violence and Gandhian philosophy) into a land that endures a violent Naxalite movement today. At the same time, the film talks about corruption, the power of the mafia and the displacement of tribal identities in an area where coal mining is common.

Screened at:

  • Earth-Vision Film Festival 2002, USA (Special Jury Mention)
  • Film Festival in Asian Social Forum, 2003, Hyderabad
  • XVIII Black International Cinema, Berlin, 2003(best film)
  • Documentary Film Festival, Istanbul, 2003
  • Film South Asia, Kathmandu 2003 (Jury Mention)