Why you must watch the documentary 'Millions Can Walk'
Today, catch the screening of 'Millions Can Walk', a documentary that captures the historic event when in 2012, more than 1 lakh Adivasis marched from Gwalior to Delhi to fight for their land rights
Millions Can Walk, a documentary directed by Swiss director Christoph Schaub and Indo-Swiss director Kamal Musale, documents Jan Satyagraha, a non-violent march of 1 lakh landless Adivasis from across India that was undertaken to protest against the promises that were not kept, and to ask for a change in the laws so that they could use the land that is theirs.
A still from the film which shows the opening day of the Jan Satyagraha in 2012. Thousands of Satyagrahis convened at the Mela Ground, Gwalior on Gandhi Jayanti (October 2), which is also the UN Day of Non Violence.
“Our film shows the reality of the lives of the landless farmers and to a larger extent a problem that spreads far beyond India: in Brazil, in China, in Indonesia — all these countries want to catch up as much as they can with the rich countries of the world. They want to be attractive for investments and therefore put productivity first, disregarding the problem of displacement of people because of factories, water dams or reservoirs, or other land grabbing issues,” says Musale.
Also, to be effective in its message and to support the continuation of this movement, the film will be screened in villages across India by teams of activists, so that it becomes an inspirational tool that helps people who are exploited.
On Today, 2.30 pm
At Tata Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point.