The second day of the Goan People’s Film Festival saw, among other films, an award-winning documentary on the evils of mining, and the price our indigenous people pay for our country’s “progress”.

Aftershocks: The Rough Guide to Democracy is an indepth view on how everyone colludes to muffle the story of people at the lowest rung of our societal ladder; from gram panchayats, to other governmental institutions, even earthquake relief organisations, NGOs meant to be working for the betterment of these very people.

The director, Rakesh Sharma, then told us how he went about making the film, how the medium film is becoming more and more a necessary tool for the activist, and a convenient, hard-hitting one at that. His film, which was rejected by every national film festival, has gone on to win accolades worldwide. The above link gives you the whole list.

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