Jan 2021

Screening of ‘Ladenge Jeetenge: A Documentary on Dams in Uttarakhand’

Thursday, 28 Jan 2021, 5:00 pm-Thursday, 28 Jan 2021, 6:30 pm

Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy invites you to the online release of the documentary film ‘Ladenge Jeetenge’ on 28th January, 2021 (Thursday) at 5 pm (IST).

We are privileged to be joined by Medha Patkar (Convenor, National Alliance of People’s Movement)Dr. Ravi Chopra (Founder-Director, Peoples’ Science Institute) and Sanjay Parikh (Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India) as our Guests of Honour. 

Ladenge Jeetenge is a deep dive into the legal struggle of the residents of Srinagar, a town in Uttarakhand. The 2013 Uttarakhand floods streaked the Himalayan state with destruction. Their houses and material belongings were razed to the ground. Later on, it was found that the scale of destruction suffered by the residents of Pauri could be attributed to the illegal deposition of muck by the proponents of the Srinagar dam. The residents of Srinagar put up a brave and resilient fight against the project proponents in the National Green Tribunal and the Supreme Court, in search of justice and reparations. This 15 minutes film highlights the obstacles faced in implementation of judicial orders on ground and the role of peoples’ movements in the pursuit of rule of law and justice. 

Read the accompanying case brief here. Watch the trailer below.

This film is the fourth of the five short documentaries, produced by Vidhi on key environmental issues in India under the project ‘Courting the Environment’. This is the culmination of a year-long research project tracking landmark judgments and orders on a wide range of issues such as the firecrackers ban in Delhi, industrial pollution in Patancheru (Telangana), impact of dams in Uttarakhand, waste management in Delhi and protection of wildlife corridors around Kaziranga National Park (Assam). The documentaries have been produced in association with Riverbank Studios and have a prologue by Dia Mirza, veteran Bollywood actress and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador for India.

What happened to the residents of Srinagar? Did they succeed? Here is a story of resilience and hope. Do join us for the screening of Ladenge Jeetenge at 5 pm on Thursday, 28th January, 2021. 

The screening will be followed with an address by and a discussion with our esteemed Guests of Honour. Tentative schedule of the event is as follows:

5.00 pm– Introduction to the film series

5.10 pm– Screening of the film Ladenge Jeetenge

5.25 pm – Public Address by Guest of Honour (Ms Medha Patkar, National Alliance for People’s Movement)

5.40 pm – Public Address by Guest of Honour (Dr. Ravi Chopra, People’s Science Institute-Dehradun)

5.55 pm – Public Address by Guest of Honour (Senior Advocate Sanjay Parikh, Supreme Court of India)

6.10 pm – Moderated Discussion

6.25 pm – Vote of Thanks