(The Fire Within)
documentary is a portrait of a painful transformation. The land
of the Tana Bhagats, a peaceful sect of the Oraon tribe who follow
a Gandhian lifestyle and philosophy, is today besieged by Naxalite
violence. In tracing the impact of the underground Maoist guerillas,
the film touches upon corruption, the mafia, energy politics
and displacement of villages, and tribal identity in an area
where coal has been mined for the last 150 years.
Film Award, XVIII Balck International Cinema, 2003.
Grand Jury Award, Film South Asia ’03.
Special Jury Mention, Earth-Vision
Film Festival 2002
Film Festival in Asian Social Forum, 2003, Hyderabad
9th Energy Film Festival, Lausanne, 2003
Documentary Film Festival, Istanbul, 2003
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
in 1966, Shriprakash has directed several films
and won awards at the Earth Vision Film Festival, Tokyo, the Thunderbird
Film Festival, USA, and Film South Asia, Kathmandu. Shriprakash
is also chief coordinator of Kritika, an organization located in
Ranchi that works in the field of culture and communications in
India's Jharkhand region.