Screening of the film: “Beerappa's Angst” a film conceptualized by Leo F. Saldanha and Bhargavi Rao, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1600hrs


National Institute of Advanced Studies

Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru 560 012


Urban and Mobility Studies Programme 



City at its Limits


invites you to a screening of the film 


Beerappa's Angst

a film conceptualized by Leo F. Saldanha and Bhargavi Rao


The film will be introduced by Leo F. Saldanha and an open discussion will follow the screening



Date:               Wednesday, 7th March 2018

Time:               4:00 PM (Coffee/Tea at 3.30 PM)

Venue:             Lecture Hall, NIAS



Abstract:   This film, conceptualised by Bhargavi S Rao and Leo F. Saldanha, problematises the building of a massive military-industrial-nuclear-complex in Challakere, Chitradurga, 250 kms north of Bangalore, that is displacing over 300,000 people and about 250,000 livestock without public debate.  Based on interviews with communities impacted by these ongoing developments, and also extensive evidence gathered in the process of challenging the projects in the National Green Tribunal, the film discusses the environmental and social impacts, and also risk assessments, of building such sensitive facilities in ecologically sensitive and socio-economically supportive Amrit Mahal Kaval grasslands of Challakere.


The film has been produced by Amrit Mahal Kaval Hitarakshana Haagu Horata Samithi.


About the Presenter: Leo F. Saldanha is full-time Coordinator of Environment Support Group, Bengaluru. He has gained wide-ranging experience in the areas of Environmental Law and Policy, Decentralization, Urban Planning and a variety of Human Rights and Development related issues, working across many sectors for over a decade. He is a keen campaigner on critical environmental and social justice issues and has guided several campaigns demanding evolution of progressive laws and effective action. He has creatively supported various distressed communities to secure justice through public interest litigations and advocacy efforts, arguing as party in person several public interest litigations, many of which have resulted in remarkable judgments.


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All are cordially invited



For further information, please contact. Dr. Hemangini Gupta <

Wednesday, March 7, 2018