[act-ma] Thu Feb 6 - High Power - Documentary on India's 1st Nuclear Power Plant (Tarapur) - Cambridge Public Library

Umang Kumar umkumar at gmail.com
Tue Jan 28 09:16:09 PST 2014

High Power - Documentary on India's 1st Nuclear Power Plant (Tarapur)

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the Cambridge
Peace Commission has invited nuclear engineer-turned-environmentalist
Pradeep Indulkar to show his film High Power on Thursday February 6 at
6:45  at the Cambridge Main Library , Community Room, 449 Broadway,
Cambridge, MA.


High Power, a 27-minute documentary about the health issues faced by
residents of Tarapur, a town in Maharashtra, and home to the 50-
year-old Tarapur nuclear power plant, recently won the Yellow Oscar in
the short film category in the Rio de Janeiro leg of the Uranium Film

 “The government was showing a very rosy picture of Tarapur on TV, so
a few of us thought of going there and interviewing the people...That
material was very strong, people were talking from their heart, and
instead of showing it on a news channel, I thought it could be made
into a documentary,” says Indulkar.

 After the film, Indulkar will describe the passionate anti-nuclear
movement in India and their request for support from the global
anti-nuclear movement, particularly from those countries whose nuclear
industries are building plants in India.

 Indulkar’s film tour in the western MA occurs at a time that the US
has agreed to a deal in which India buys 6 nuclear power plants from
Westinghouse – a boon for the industry that is going bust in the
United States.  India reprocesses nuclear power waste into nuclear
weapons and, thus, more nuclear power translates into greater weapons
capability.  The US-India agreement will require that India accept
liability in case of a nuclear accident, a tragic undermining of the
post-Bhopal Indian law that placed liability on the shoulders of the
industry selling the equipment.

Free and open to public

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