Friday, April 25, 2014

Gujarat's Dark Island

This is a documentary on the so-called Dark Island in the midst of Kaneval lake in Anand district of Gujarat. Just 100 km from Gujarat capital, the island is perpetually dark – it has no power. The government has not cared to construct a road. Sponsored by Charotar Rural Development Trust, the documentary welcomes the viewers to life on the island, where you can't go to school if you can't row or swim. You must row for 20 minutes to charge your mobile. You have no hospital or school, no water supply, and no electricity...

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