Activism

While documenting and working in this area, he witnessed the rise and falls of the movements and realized that there are many reasons why small communities fail miserably. The restlessness of an activist artist within him wanted an answer and when Shriprakash started looking for answers, his search took him to South west of USA, which has long history of uranium mining. In 2006 he along with two senior member of JOAR participated in world indigenous Uranium summit in Window Rock, Navajo nation, USA.
He again returned to Southwest, USA in 2011, with his unanswered questions.
The quest for answers (helpless ness of communities who are fighting against injustice in the uranium industry also took him to Sub Saharan Africa where he made a film Geredan [2013] on the world’s poorest region where big corporation like Areva have been mining for decades.

As a film activist he uses camera as a tool for change. But he found that most of the films of such genre end up nowhere after a meager film screenings and he was not alone. His experience with the uranium mining issues with almost 18 years he witnessed the helplessness of the communities who are not only facing death, sickness, abnormalities and there are not one to give justice to them.
He then met Norbert G. Suchanek of Germany in USA 2006, who also had the similar experiences. Norbert afterwards started an International Film Festival convening all such movies, which are dedicated to the nuclear fuel cycle, in Rio Brazil with Marcia Gomes de Oliveira in 2011.
Shriprakash subsequently joined them and organised the Uranium film festival in India in 2013, and 2014 in 16 cities as South Asia director. The idea behind this initiative to inform the common mass about the complexity of nuclear issues. As this issues is caught between the pro and against debate and told to the masses that it is linked with nationalism, secrecy and only way to counter the climate change.
His films and documentation on the uranium issue have helped JOAR spread over to international boundaries. He has participated in many film festival and conferences in this journey for justice when on the one side Govt. institution continues to deny the impact of uranium contamination and on other side communities living near mines and tailing dams continue to suffer.

During one of his film screenings in Earth Vision Film Festival in Japan (2000), he met Prof. Koide from Kyoto University. On his request to do a study in Jadugoda, Prof. Sansei Koide visited India and did the first ever Radiological study in and around the place that has been a miles stone in the struggle of Jadugoda.
Link- http://www.rri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/NSRG/genpatu/india/JADFINAL.pdf

During the Kargil War, when the South Asia was at the age of a nuclear war, Shri Prakash joined veteran peace activist of Hiroshima, Haruko Morikati in his peace initiative, and led Indian delegate thrice to have a dialogue between Indian and Pakistani youth about peace and realities of nuclear war, an another of his mindful role with the camera he rolls.

In he along with Ghanshyam Birulee, the president of JOAR met delegation of IPPNW (International Physician for Prevention of Nuclear war- Noble Peace Prize 1984 winner), that resulted a comprehensive health study done by IDPD (Indian doctors for peace and development, Indian partners of IPPNW)

Link- http://www.ippnw.org/pdf/jadugoda-health-survey.pdfs

He is also a founder member of Ranchi Film Club, which is to promote culture for cinema in Jharkhand. As till today the state does not have any policy for art and culture. After two years of extensive debates in workshops, film screening discussion, the club was able to draft a film policy for Jharkhand state, which was handed over to the then chief minister of Jharkhand on 25th may 2011.