films


GET UP STAND UP
Tamil,malayalam with English subtitles/34 mnts/2012/India
Camera and direction:Sreemith
Synopsis
The first Inter-Governmental Agreement for setting up two 1000MW light water reactors was signed between India and the erstwhile USSR in 1988. In spite of people’s opposition to the project since then the authorities were careful not to publicise the Environmental Impact Assessment Report, and the Site Evaluation Study and Safety Analysis Report.
 In a radius of 2 to 5 km declared as sterilization zone, there are 15989 local residents .More than 1 million people live within a 30 km radius. The Plant’s coolant water and low-grade waste can kill fish and fish eggs as other Power Plants are doing already.

The Atomic Energy Regulation Board has said, that there should be no tourism site

within a radius of 20 km from the plant when Kudankulam is only 14 kms from  Kanyakumari and only 60 kms by air from Thiruvananthapuram. An accident at

Kudankulam will be unmanageable because of the high density of population. 
The functioning of this Nuclear Power Plant will destabilise the livelihood of the people living in the vicinity, pollute the environment in an unimaginable magnitude; and in case of an accident, the fallout will be beyond boundaries and uncountable!  This protest is for those trying to make a living now and for posterity, as a Nuclear Plant anywhere is like having a Nuclear Plant everywhere…
This film tries to raise some questions on Safety,development,Energy etc....
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SONG OF COASTAL LILIES(Neythalin Paadal)
Music video
Camera and Direction: sreemith
Tamil with english subtitles/7 mnts/2012/India
The functioning of this Nuclear Power Plant will destabilise the livelihood of the people living in the vicinity, pollute the environment in an unimaginable magnitude; and in case of an accident, the fallout will be beyond boundaries and uncountable! This protest is for those trying to make a living now and for posterity, as a Nuclear Plant anywhere is like having a Nuclear Plant everywhere…

FILLING THE BLANKS
Malayalam/45 mnts/Dir:Sreemith/pedestrian pictures
camera and Direction:Sreemith
Filling the Blanks is a 45 minute documentary unfurling in three chapters showcasing the
lives of different women – Chitralekha, Elizabeth, Jamila, Teresa, Lissy and others, who
are trying to live differently. Certain schemes of the government, for example the PMRY,
and some non-governmental initiatives, have encouraged women to take that different
step in their life, but living differently isn't easy.
Women living together with their children and no male live-in support are also
considered a threat to the moral psyche/fabric of society. The travails of one such family
is also brought forth in Filling the Blanks.
A microcosm of these daring and different means of livelihood fraught with humiliation,
contempt, and survival strategies are the major thrusts of Filling the Blanks.
The camera and direction of the documentary is by Sreemith, a young video activist and
film maker; having taught courses in Film making for the past five years, he is also one of
the founder members of Pedestrian Pictures, Trivandrum.

RENTAL ARREARS
malayalam with english subtitles/28 mnts/2009/India
Direction:Sreemith
synopsis: Synopsis  There is no rehabilitation law which exists in India. The Policy has not come to a final shape. So, your home will also be broken down at any time. Rental Arrears is an unconditional documentation of actuality than facts and figures. Nearly 300 families were evicted for Vallarpadom container transhipment project. Out of which ten families are still struggling for justice. There will be always a conflict between the developmental policies initiated by the State and the commom man's sense of security. The name Pattabakki(Rental Arrears) is inspired from a famous Malayalam play staged by the communist theatre groups in kerala, which portrays the class conflicts. Pattabakki (Rental Arrears) is a call to remember the history.

AFTER WAVES
Malayalam with english subtitles/13 mnts/2008/india
Direction:Sreemith
A film on the after tsunami life in azheeckal Panchayath,Kollam district,Kerala State,India. The film focuses on the conflict between the sense of security of the tsunami victims and the disaster management policies of the State and NGOs. The state often demands the subjects to be in a feel of insecurity and thus better to be ruled. Tsunami is only a background. They dare to use the resources on the lives in ‘margins’. Sometimes some of the victims may raise the same ,because at least a child can state,’ the king is naked’ .For an unconditional documentation of fears rather than facts, the film used the perspective of school children among the victims.

WATER MARK

Documentary/ 30 Mnts/India/2013/Tamil with English subtitles
Synopsis
Kachchateev is a small island in Palk Strait. It lies 25 kms off Rameswaram in India, and almost 75 kms. towards Jaffna in Sri Lanka.
The fate of the fisher community was being cruelly decided by borders demarcated in water, which never really cared for the fisher people’s livelihood and happiness.
Like we have check posts at our borders on land, which has a mechanism for catching any suspicious person/s or vehicle that tries to cross over illegally, why is this lacking in our water borders; why this indiscriminate killing of the fisher folk trying to make a living the hard way fighting against all odds??
Nearly 1500 fishermen were killed by the Srilankan Navy till the civil war in
 Sri- Lanka came to an end.

THE RED DATA BOOK-AN APPENDIX

The documentary, ‘ The Red Data Book-An appendix‘ brings to the fore the alarming rate at which the Adivasi (indigenous) communities in Attappady, Kerala, are facing extinction! The film set in the background of increasing infant mortality in Attappady, exposes the hollowness of the argument that babies die because of malnutrition; the film traces the life and culture of various Adivasi tribes, from their own narration and from the routine of their everyday life…


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