Saurav Vishnu film Tailing Pond investigates effects of uranium extraction on the people of Jadugoda, Jharkhand


The documentary film Tailing Pond is a expose of India’s post-independence nuclear program. This film investigates the horrifying effects of uranium extraction on the health of the indigenous population of Jadugoda, Jharkhand, whose human rights have been violated by the Indian government since 1967, states a news release.

“In East India, thousands of young children are falling ill and ultimately dying due to radioactive waste pollution. This tragedy has been covered by many credited media platforms and news outlets, but never in-depth where the human toll has a face and name. It’s time for the Indian Government’s decades-long conspiracy of lies to come to light,” says the filmmaker Saurav Vishnu.

Directed and produced by Saurav Vishnu and written by Monica Vishnu, the filmmaker has dedicated the film to the children of Jadugoda. For the record, filmmaker Saurav Vishnu moved from India to New York City in 2002. A graduate of engineering, it was of no surprise that he immediately fell in love with the aesthetic beauty of his new city.

Saurav pursed an MBA in finance and risk management. He began his professional career as an entrepreneur in the field of telecommunications. His success in the industry however could not  overshadow the constant tug his hometown had on his heart. Saurav visited India in 2016, after 14 years.

Upon re-acquaintance with the people of his childhood, he found his passion — to tell their stories.

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