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Spring Thunder

Adivasi Resistance for ‘Jal, Jangal, Jameen’

Spring Thunder tells the story of the Adivasi community’s resistance to upper-caste and capitalist exploitation of the natural world.

Adivasis are displaced because of the pressure
and imperatives of what passes as “development”


Spring Thunder (2018), written and directed by Sriram Dalton, starts with a note that says, “This movie belongs to Mars” and immediately gives us a stunning aerial view of forests and birds flying over tall, green trees. The note shows the director’s anger at the people who, despite gaining from it, do not care about the natural world or do enough to protect it. Starring Amanda Bloom (as Catherine), Ravi Sah (as Suresh Lakra), Akash Khurana (as Chunnu Pandey), and Parikshit Tamuli (as Ghunghroo Mahto), the film tells the story of a conflict between beauty and destruction—the Adivasi community of the region is fighting to protect their land, resisting the might of the dominant upper castes who cross all limits and destroy nature in order to make profits.

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Updated On : 30th Apr, 2022
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