5th International  Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala 2012 – Condemn Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Project

Media Fraternity is an informal forum formed during the last International Film Festival of Kerala to raise important social  issues  affecting our lives. During the recent 5th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, the forum organized support of over 100 film personalities  including film makers,Jury members, activists  film lovers and students who initiated a signature campaign against Kudankulam Nucear Power Plant.  The Chairperson of the Kerala State Chalachithra Academy/ renowned film maker Priyadarshan, renowned documentary film maker Amar Kanwar, ,Chief guest of this year’s IDSFFK  and documentary film maker Adeela Peeva, Journalist and Jury member Kalpana Sharma, Cinematographer and Jury Chairperson  Azhakappan , Gitanjali Rao, Chalachithra academy deputy director Bina Paul Venugopal , Former Chairperson  of the academy K.R Mohan , Surya Krishna moorthy, Lenin Rajendran (Film Director),Sanjiv Shah (Editor/Film Maker), Sunny Joseph (Cinematographer),  Anjana Rao, Selection Committee Member of fiction section P.Baburaj, and many others signed the anti nuclear statement.


We, the film makers, camerapersons, editor, technicians, film lovers and other concerned sections  are much alarmed about the impact of the Koodamkulam Nuclear Power Plant on the lives of people in Kerala. The recent reliable news on the breach of contract of the Intergovernmental Agreement between India and Russia by installing a VVER reactor that has accident risks as well as an impact on more than 15,000 sq kms of densely populated area with over 30 million people is shocking. Can anyone assure us of the safety of people living in Kerala?

We are aware of the radiation risks that continuous and constant exposure can have on the health of not only humans, but also  livestock, agricultural produce and marine resources like shell fish and fish. In a State like Kerala so dependant on neighbouring Tamil Nadu, who can give word that our food will not be contaminated?

We are anxious about the lives and safety of the villagers in and around the Nuclear Power Plant who have not been provided minimum security or access to any kind of measures that will control the exposure levels.

We hereby express our strong concern about the life and rights of this whole region. We expect the authorities to take note of our strong concern about the impacts of radiation and demand an immediate stoppage of the commissioning of the Koodamkulam Nuclear Power Plant.

We also wish to reiterate our concern by stating that there is enough expertise and knowledge in our country that can be put together to evolve ways to generate electricity and achieve progress that will not jeopardize the lives of human beings and nature.

  1. Pryadashan,Filmaker and Chairman Of Kerala State Chalachithra academy
  2. Adela Peeva,Film Maker  from Bulgaria,Chief Guest of IDSFFK 2012 300x113 Film Personalities and film lovers raise alarm against Koodankulam nuclear power plant
  3. Beena Paul Venugopal,Deputy director, Kerala State Chalachithra academy
  4. Azhagappan,Cinematographer,Jury ChairpersonIDSFFK 2012
  5. Kalpana Sharma, Journalist ,Jury member IDSFFK2012
  6. Gitanjali Rao, Film maker, Jury member IDSFFK2012
  7. K.R Mohan, Film maker,Former Chairman of the academy
  8. Anjana Rao, Jury member IDSFFK2012
  9. Amar Kanwar, Film Maker  ,Chief Guest of IDSFFK 2012
  10. Sanjiv Shah, Jury member IDSFFK2012
  11. Lenin Rajendran,Film maker
  12. B.Ajith kumar,Film Editor
  13. P baburaj, selection committee member IDSSFK 2012
  14. Sajitha Shankar,Painter
  15. Usha Zacharias,Film maker,Writer
  16. Surya Krishna moorthy
  17. Elizabeth Philip,Activist
  18. Salish syla,Media lecturer,Activist
  19. Satish.K, Activist,Film maker
  20. Sunny Joseph,Cinematographer
  21. Sreemith.N,Film maker
  22.  J.Devika,Writer,activist
  23. Aswini  David, Media student
  24. Sapnesh Vazhachal, Film maker
  25. Vinay V S, Film Student
  26. Thajudheen P P, Journalist
  27. Cissy Jacob, Journalist
  28. Sujith, Graphic Designer
  29. V T Pdmanabhan, Scientist
  30. Anitha S Sharma, Scientist, Activist
  31. Satheesh K E K, Film Maker
  32. Deepa Vasudevan, Activist
  33. Roja, Activist
  34. A Sahadevan, Activist
  35. Subramanyan, Activist
  36. K M Venugopal, Activist
  37. Salil C S, Media Person
  38. Renu Ramanath, Activist
  39. Sheena Jose, Lecture, Acivist
  40. Binu NArayan, Film Student
  41. Vinay V S, Film student
  42. Sunuil Kumar, Film Maker
  43. Ajith Velayudhan, Film Maker
  44. C Chandramohan, Photographer
  45. Gireeshan Kavinpuram, Film Maker
  46. Praveen Gopakumar, Activist
  47. Hariharan S,
  48. Hari Nair V
  49. A J Joji, Photographer
  50. Rahul Rajan, Lecturer
  51. Prakash P Gopinath, Activist
  52. Bandu Prasad, Theater Activist
  53. Reni Ayaline, Media Person
  54. Salman M
  55. G Shiji, Film Society Activist
  56. Shila Datta, Film Maker
  57. Suregha Sen Gupta, Film Maker
  58. Gcoser Dsovza, Sound Designer
  59. Sreedhan
  60. Rajasree R
  61. Mujeeb Madhathil, Film Society Activist
  62. Seena Panoli, Media Activist
  63. Aghila Rajamohan, Media student
  64. Thejas Uztuvath
  65. Vikas
  66. Mamta Murthi, Film Maker
  67. Hari Sadasivan, Media Student
  68. Harinarayanan V, Actor
  69. Karthika C
  70. Pooja Jayan
  71. Harishma A S
  72. Hrudya Menon M K
  73. Sterin S
  74. Beena A
  75. Sourabh
  76. Mithu Pramanik
  77. Sumesh Kumar S, Film Maker
  78. Mathu Saji, Film Student
  79. Nask V P
  80. Anil Kumar C
  81. Sumesh C, Media Student
  82. Navaneeth K
  83. Sumeek Khader, Art Director
  84. Rajith V, Film Maker
  85. Biju Ibrahim, Film Maker
  86. Kala
  87. Walter D’Cruz, Film Maker
  88. Amesh Lal,
  89. Shaheen Basheer
  90. Anas Rashad, Film Maker
  91. Neethu, Acivist, Film Maker
  92. Jisha Josh, Writer, Acitvist
  93. Clint N V, Journaist
  94. Lijo Varghese, Journalist
  95. Naseem Manniyil, Media Student
  96. Syla Salish, Artist
  97. Sreeja J, Advocate
  98. Shameem S
  99. Kishore S
  100. Govind Vishnu
  101. Shaheen Basheer
  102. Sathan Odesa, Film Maker
  103. Deepa P Gopinath, Asst. Professor
  104. Vrinda V Nair, Professor
  105. Kuriyachan T D, Lecturer, Activist
  106. Muhammed Yaseen
  107. Althaf
  108. Safeer S, Artist
  109. Nadir P P
  110. Manoj
  111. Arun Badal, Film Maker
  112. Vishnu
  113. Praveen M
  114. Sabju
  115. Rahul R
  116. Manu V R
  117. Chindu S Nair
  118. Muhammed Rameez
  119. Sivakumar
  120. Vineeth Chandran,Fine arts Student




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