Amar Kanwar: The Sovereign Forest

 

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“…and who are responsible for my death?”

Amar Kanwar has been filming industrial intervention that have reshaped and permanently destroyed parts of Odisha’s landscape – a battleground on issues of development and displacement since the 1990s. The resulting conflicts between local communities, the government and corporations over the use of agricultural land, forests, rivers and minerals, have lead to an ongoing regime of violence that is unpredictable and often invisible/ A long-term commitment of Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest initiates a creative response to the understanding of crime, politics, human rights and ecology.

 

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