Maletha Uncrushed- Mothers of Mountains

It is a short documentary about a very small Himalayan village called 'Maletha' (population of 5000), situated at Uttarakhand state of India. This Village is called the 'golden bowl' of the region for its higher rate of agricultural productivity and its well established irrigation network, made by 'Madho Singh Bhandari' in 17th century.
When 5 stone crusher units were established in Maletha. Women of Maletha decided to protest against this establishment to save their environment, resources and livelihood. After some initial setbacks in there first attempt they got support of a young man, Sameer Ratudi, Who is a management graduate and works as a vice president of an organization. After a 11 month long fight under the leadership of Sameer(including assault of ladies by male cops and 30 days long hunger strike of Sameer) they have not only won the battle but also they are working to improve the social and educational standards of their surroundings. The documentary to spread this motivational story of women empowerment as well as the anti human face of development which is the main cause of environmental hazard.

  • Animesh Mukharjee
  • animesh Mukharjee
  • Elke Picard
  • Bollywooddirect
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 10, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    800 USD
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