Maribu Pache Daribu Nahi
from 14:00 to 14:45
|Where||Seminar Room, CSDS|
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A film by Rashid Ali Language: Hindi, Urdu, Oriya and English Subtitles in English Length: 43 mins Venue: Seminar Room, CSDS Date: 28th March, 2008 Time: 2:00 pm
Maribu Pache Daribu Nahi (Die we may, we are not afraid!) is an exploration trying to find 'modern' and 'primitive' people engaging or disengaging with 'modern' or 'primitive' accumulation practice of global capital.
The film journeys through the history of TATAs, negotiating with colonial or postcolonial state with a scriptural or edicted justification drawn from the ancient regimes of Kautiliya and Ashoka’s invasion of Kalinga. After all, Arthashastra is all about statecraft and Kalinga Nagar was just an apostrophe where 13 tribal people were killed by the Police at the behests of TATAs.
The film takes a tour of the 'Socialist' regime of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister, as to how he tried to dam the disjuncture of history through his scientific temperament where humanity was either submerged by Hirakund Reservior or had disappeared in the rather vast reservoir of displacement.
And then came the era of liberalisation where Kashipur wrestled with Utkal Alumina under the 'eternal vigilance' of the state and paid the price of neo-liberalism.
From 'Mixed Economy' to 'Unmixed' one, history wasn't only an asymmetrical exercise of power. It also put in the picture, the struggle and resistance put up by the people against the politics of appropriation. The film is all about the holy grail of 'profits' and 'development' and also about the struggle of the marginalized, with a special focus on the identified target territory called 'Orissa'.