Marichjhanpi 1978-79: Tortured Humanity
The Marichjhanpi incident is one of the darkest episodes of CPI(M) led government of West Bengal. The refugees who were roped in with a lot of promises by the CPI(M) were betrayed after the elections. The settlement established by refugees in the Marichjhanpi island of Sunderban was dealt with iron fists by the West Bengal government who deemed it’ illegal’. Subsequently they were brutally evicted by the police and hired mercenaries who butchered the resisting people, raped the women and burnt down entire settlements.
This documentary made almost 30 years later, dwells on the gory happenings at Marichjhanpi and the politics surrounding it.
Director: Tushar Bhattacharya
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