Rebirth


Development is a dual-natured process. On the one hand it opens up new opportunities of progress, and on the other hand it causes severe problems such as displacement and uprooting. Accordingly people are dicided on the issue and that leads to socio-political conflict. People who stand to gain from the development and the panners need to understand that unless the people who are affected are also accomodated in the process, real development will not occur. Urbanization, dams, mega-projects affect the farmers severely at the level of subsistence and identity, as they are threatened with the loss of land, their livelihoods and uprooting. But these processes that they oppose can also create opportunities for them in the long run. This film seeks to bring out the various issues related to the situation of the farmers through a study of development issues in the three districts of Maharashtra viz. Pune, Sholapur and satara. Progreesive, humane state policies and a positive response on the part of farmers can affect positive changes.

"Films for Human Development" made under a joint project of the Planning Commission (Govt. Of India), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).