Suma Josson

NIYAMGIRI YOU ARE STILL ALIVE

The Niyamgiri region in eastern India is a wooded mountain range where the people of Dongria Kondh live a traditional life. The mountains and especially Niyam Raja are sacred places. The mountains are of value to the British mine company Vedanta, too: they are supposed to be developed as winning district for bauxite, a mineral which is used for make-up and nuclear weapons. The Dongria Kondh have to agree to this plan officially. Suma Josson records the fight against the devastation of the unique landscape by an overly powerful company. read more