Final Solution (Gujarat Riots)

Final Solution (Gujarat Riots)

This is a documentary directed by Rakesh Sharma about the 2002 communal Gujarat Riots that arose as a response to the Godhra Train Burning incident on February 27th, 2002, where 58 Hindus were burnt alive on a train carriage. The train carriage was believed to have been set on fire by a Muslim mob. An official estimate states that 254 Hindus and 790 Muslims were killed during the riots, with 223 more missing. The documentary consists mostly of interviews, with both Muslims and Hindus, of multiple generations, and both sexes, with different views regarding the causes, justifications, and the actual events of the violence that occurred, as well as their prospects for the future. The government of Gujurat at the time, led by Narendra Modi (Chief Minister of Gujarat), was highly criticised throughout the documentary and was accused of inciting much of the rioting and not doing enough to halt it.

One of the interviewees was a small boy who claimed to have seen his relatives being killed in the riots. He said that he wanted to become a "fauji" (soldier) who would kill Hindus when he grew up. When asked why, he replied in Hindi, "Because they did the same."

Censoring

The movie was initially banned in India for about a year, till early 2005 for fears that massive communalism and radicalism would be ignited by its extremely inflammatory content.The Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), had denied the movie from being screened.

A pilot movement to copy-and-redistribute the movie was held, briefly to protest the censoring ofthe movie screenings.

creenings

The BBC has screened the movie.

References

# [http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/documentaries/storyville/final-solution.shtml |BBC screening news]
#Gujarat Riots
# [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3829364588351777769&q=final+solution+india Link to the 2.5 hour version of the movie]


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