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Shooting: 75% Complete
Funding Needed: 25%
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I think films have the power to raise awareness, spark empathy, and motivate change. I have devoted my professional life to studying and documenting the effects of the Uranium industry since 1996, beginning in Jadugoda, India. My early work resulted in Award-winning documentaries about the effects of uranium mining in various parts of the world that have been created throughout the years. We have worked to offer a voice to impacted communities from India to Mali,
Jordan to the USA.​

Our unwavering efforts were honoured in 2018 with the prestigious Lifetime Award at the Uranium Film Festival, Window Rock. This acknowledgment has strengthened our resolve to carry on with our work because we genuinely feel there is still much to be done.​

I seek your help with the making of “Two Indians,” which tells the story of the people impacted by uranium mining and legacies in the Southwest of America. As only America has tried to set comprehensive standards for reclamation, environment, health, compensation, and worker rights in this industry, the film seeks to explore the issues of uranium mining and its legacies in greater

Together, Let’s Make a Difference

We humbly request your help to ensure the
completion of “Two Indians.” Join us on this journey to raise awareness, foster
empathy, and ignite change. Together, we can make a significant impact on the
understanding and dialogue surrounding uranium mining and its legacies.

Where and in what form we are born is beyond our control, but we can consciously decide our actions and choices.

“Where and in what form we are born is beyond our control, but we can consciously decide our actions and choices.

I was born in Jharkhand, India, in a place called Jaragoda. In the mid-90s, alarming incidents occurred, with children born there facing physical and mental abnormalities, infertility, mysterious sickness and unexpected deaths.

In the early 1960s, a magical element was discovered in this area under the leadership of the renowned scientist Dr. Jahangir Homi Bhabha. The local community was told that the substance found here was so magical and miraculous that after using its electricity, there would be no need for electric meters, and people would hardly have to pay for electricity. Gradually, Jaragoda changed into “Jadugoda” (Jadu means magic).

After the country gained independence, it dreamt of new prospects, ‘mega projects/dam/factories, New Places of Worship for the Country’ was the slogan of our country’s founding fathers. The land of the Adibasi people, the weakest population of the country, with mineral wealth beneath their feet and the land of their ancestors, was taken away for this. The country progressed, but the benefits of this progress hardly reached the tribal communities.

The tribals in Jadugoda faced displacement due to mining, given unskilled and meager wages because of their lack of education and skills. After several decades, mysterious illnesses and deaths began to surface. Losing their ancestral land, the fear of losing their jobs prevented them from protesting against such adverse effects.

Yet, over time, the effects of mining became visible in the surrounding villages, sparking unrest among the people.

A prolonged struggle ensued between the vulnerable population and a powerful institution (as depicted in the film “Buddha Weeps in Jadugoda” 1999 and “Jadugoda The Black Magic” 2009.

The matter reached the Highest Court in the country, but no significant outcome was achieved. In the face of this despair, I contemplated whether uranium radiation’s harmful effects were universal, impacting regions worldwide where uranium mining existed.

In pursuit of answers, I had the opportunity to attend a conference in Window Rock, USA, in 2006, and revisited in 2011. The region, known as America’s Wild West, had extensive uranium mining, with only one exception where mining ceased decades ago. The USA has enacted one of the first such laws to compensate for the health impacts and restoration of environmental damage caused by uranium mining activities, setting an example for the world.

All this story has been depicted in the film “Nabikei” 2018.

Story of Uranium mining in African countries- Mali and Niger – film “Geredan” 2014.

Now, I am working on my third film in this series. It will shed light on the ground reality concerning mining, environmental restoration, and public health, serving as a crucial learning experience for the entire world.

I kindly appeal for financial and other assistance for this film project to bring awareness to these pressing issues.”

हम कहां जन्म लेंगे, किस स्वरूप में… ?
इस तरह के निर्णय सामान्यत: इंसानों के बस में नहीं होता पर हम सचेत रूप में क्या करने गे, ये आप तय कर सकते है

मै भारत के झारखंड प्रदेश से आता हूँ, इस प्रदेश में एक जगह का नाम था जाडागोड़ा था , और 90 के दशक के मध्य में उस इलाके में पैदा होने वाले बच्चे तरह तरह के शारीरिक, मानसिक विकृतियों के साथ पैदा होने लगे, स्त्रियों में बांझपन, स्थानीय आबादी मे रहस्यमई बीमारियां और मृत्यु…! ऐसी अनेकों अप्रत्यासीत घटना घटती लगी…

इस इलाके में पिछली शताब्दी के 60 के दशक की शुरुआत में यहां एक जादुई तत्व किस खोज हुई और देश के प्रसिद्ध वैज्ञानिक जहांगीर होमियो भाभा के नेतृत्व मे, यहाँ जब उसका खनन शुरू किया तो स्थानीय लोगों को बोला आप के यहाँ से निकले वाला ये पदार्थ ऐसा जादुई और चमत्कारिक है कि इससे बनने वाली बिजली के बाद देश मे बिजली की मीटर नहीं लगेगा यानी बिजली के लिए लोगों को लगभग पैसा नहीं देना पड़ेगा। बीतते समय के साथ जाडागोडा का नाम बदल कर जादूगोड़ा हो गया ।

देश गुलामी के बाद नए सपनों देख रहा था, ‘बड़े कल कारखाने, देश के नए पूजा स्थल होगे’ हमारे देश के फाउंडींग फादरसर् का नारा था आदिवासी, देश के सबसे कमजोर आबादी जिनके पैरों के तले, पुरखों की भूमि के नीचे खनिज संपदा थी उनकी जमीन बड़े उधोगओ के लिए ली गई, देश विकस के रास्ते मे तो बढ़ा पर उस विकास के कितना हिस्सा देश के आदिवासी समुदाय के हिस्से आया ? यह
सच आज सब के सामने है जादूगोड़ा में भी ऐसा ही हुआ आदिवासियों की जमीने खदान, मिल, ऑफिस के आवास के लिए ली गई, मुआवजे मे मिली नौकरिया चौथे दर्जे की मिली क्यों कि स्थानीय निवासी सकिल्ड नहीं थे तो जब भी कोई बीमारी, जन्म संबंधित समस्या या असमान्य मृत्यु होती हो, तो भी स्थानीय लोगो विरोध करने से कतराते थे, क्यों कि जमीन खोकर नौकरी करने वाले पर नौकरी जाने का खतरा था पर खनन के 30-40 साल के बाद इस का असर आसपास के ग्रामीण इलाकों मे दिखने लगा तब आबादी मे बेचैनी बढ़ने लगी और फिर देश के एक सबसे शक्तिशाली संस्थान से हर तरह से कमजोर आबादी की जद्दोजहद का लंबा सिलसिला हुआ (कृपया – फिल्म Buddha Weeps In Jadugoda और अन्य विडिओ – लिंक देखे)

मुद्दा सड़क से देश के सर्वोच्य न्यायालय तक गया पर नतीजा कुछ नहीं निकला। इस निराशा की स्थिति मैने सोचा कि अगर यूरेनियम के विकिरण के बुरे अगर सच मे होते है तो ये पूरी दुनिया मे जहाँ
भी यूरेनियम की मैनिग होगी वहाँ वहाँ उसकी एक जैसे प्रभाव होने चाहिए? इसी क्रम मे मुझे 2006 मे अमेरिका के विंडो रॉक मे एक कॉन्फ्रेंस मे जाने का मौका मिला और वहां दुबारा 2011 मे
जा पाया अमेरिका के वाइल्ड वेस्ट के नाम से जाने जाने वाले इस इलाके मे यूरेनियम की सबसे लंबी खुदाई हुई है और कुछ एक जगह को छोड़ कर खनन दशकों पहले बंद हो गया है
अमेरिका मे पूरी दुनिया मे पहली बार यूरेनियम विकिरण के कारण हुए स्वस्थ और पर्यावरण की हानी पर कानून बने है और और मुआवजा दिया जा रहा है और ये सारी कहानी फिल्म Nabikei– 2017-18 बनाई है।

और अब इसी शृंखला मे अगली फिल्म जो अमेरिका के साउथ वेस्ट मे यूरेनियम खनन के बाद स्वस्थ एर पर्यावरण पर पड़े प्रभावों पर बना रहा हूँ आप से इस फिल्म प्रोजेक्ट पर आर्थिक व अन्य मदद की अपील करता हूँ

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