Drowned Out

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In central India, an enormous dam project leaves villagers with scant options: relocate from the riverside to the slums, move to less hospitable land far away or remain and drown. Luharia Sonkaria, the medicine man of the village, guides viewers through the peaceful protests and lengthy court case that surrounded the fight against the government. In addition, the film looks at who benefits most from the dam, and what has happened to those displaced by decades of industrial development.