‘The People Vs. POSCO’ Screened to a Packed Hall!

The videos made by VV’s Community Correspondents have maximum effect when they are screened back to the community. They are usually a starting point for discussions and debates that fuel change.

So when our latest documentary, ‘The People Vs. POSCO’ was released we were all really keen on making sure that a large number of people in Odisha would see this documentary about an issue that is close to so many in the state.

On 15th November 2013 the documentary was screened to a packed hall in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. The documentary captures the eight year long people’s movement in Jagatsinghpur, Odisha where people are resisting forced acquisition of their land for South Korean steel giant POSCO’s projects.

“For us Community Correspondents working in the field, screenings like this are a great opportunity to meet mainstream journalists, activists, students and others. It was encouraging to see that those present were genuinely interested in the movement we had documented in the film”, says community correspondent Sarita Biswal who played a key role in filming ‘The People Vs. POSCO’.

“The discussion after the screening was engaging for us and the audience. They had the chance to interact with the very people who they had seen articulating their concerns in the film. Video Volunteers Community Correspondent Debendra Swain, who is a resident of




Dhinkia, and Prashant Paikray, the spokesperson for the POSCO Pratirodak Sangram Samiti (The stop POSCO committee) shared their experiences from the ground”, she said.

The event must have left an impression, check out the press coverage here!

This screening was the first of many we plan on hosting across the state of Odisha. We’ll keep you updated with the details. If you’d like to help organise a screening of this film please contact us at info@videovolunteers.org.

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