Are Vah !

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Are Vah!


by Micha Patault,
Sarah Irion

India, France


Are Vah

Director: Micha Patault,
Sarah Irion

Edit.: Camille Adelin

Sound: Gabriel Guérin

Music: Gabriel Guérin

Production: Antoine Cayrol, Pierre Zaondrowicz

Contact : 
23 avenue Bernard Palissy
Phone: +33(6) 12 78 58 92

Year: 2014

HD, Color, 74 min, Hindi with English and French Subtitles


In India, Jaitapur is located in a seismic zone by the seaside. Areva intends to build six EPR reactors there, i.e. the largest nuclear power station in the world. The population is hostile to this plan. But India has opened up to civil nuclear market.

What could one say about planning a nuclear power station in the post Fukushima era?
The future power station will be built on a site with seismic risk, where 10,000 people live from fishing and mango production exported all over the world. On the spot surprise soon turned into amazement. An Indian will then tell you: “Are vah!” (Wow!)
Combining photos, videos, sound and animation “Are Vah!” is an investigation into the causes of such industrial ambitious project and its risks based on the answers given by Indian specialists. 
“Are Vah!” also takes the audience on the future site of the power station, where the populations resist to bequeath their lands despite a more and more severe police repression. 
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