HD Jardhar Diary

Jardhar Diary

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This film is a personal journey into an area, which is alive with consciousness and commitment to save their natural resources. We meet men and women who are ready to stake their lives to protect and defend what they think is their own. This is the story of Jardhar, in the hills of the Garhwal Himalayas. The villagers of Jardhar have revived their forests, are fighting limestone mining on their hill slopes, staving off power lines, which will decimate their rich Pine and Sal cover and reclaiming traditional seeds and putting it back into circulation. Through the voices of the villagers and inspired leadership, many of them a chip from the old Chipko block, we travel through the area. And get to know the revolution which is sometimes covert and sometimes out in the streets. This film has been awarded at the EarthVision Environment Film Festival, Tokyo, 2002.