River of hope

India, 1953

Film
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The Damodar Valley Project. The Damodar River in Dihar is known as the River of Sorrow; during the monsoon its floods cause death and destruction on a gigantic scale. The Damodar Valley Project is combating this with a series of dams on the river and its tributaries, and a barrage across the confluence of the Damodar and the Barakar Rivers.

Credits

producer

M. Bhavnani

production company

Documentary Films of India

Language

English

Duration

00:10:43:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

27964

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Dams - Design and Construction

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rivers - India

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Floods

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Monsoons

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural disasters

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rivers - India

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rivers - Regulation

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Public works - India

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - India

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Death

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Death

Short films

Short films → Short films - India

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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