Narrativizing ecoterrorism in the Indian film Irada
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AbstractConcentrating upon the concept of Ecophobia propagated by Simon C. Estok and David Sobel, this paper intends to explore the Indian movie Irada (2017, dir. Aparnaa Singh) which narrativizes the substantial environmental impacts of chemical toxicity including water pollution and subsequent disruption of aquatic ecosystem caused by the Green Revolution in Punjab. Usually, Ecophobia is a fear of ecological problems in the natural world originating either by climate change or by human-made environmental hazards which tolled about trillion lives in the last two decades. Situating the dangerous nexus of waste, water, and corporatization, the movie captures the increasing reality of the notion of terror in the lives of the inhabitants in a fully industrialized locale. Also, the movie investigates the responsibility of media to instill indignation that evokes action for betterment of nature.
CitationBiswas, P. (2021). Narrativizing ecoterrorism in the Indian film Irada. International Journal of Fear Studies, 3(1), 45-51
FacultyWerklund School of Education
PublisherIn Search of Fearlessness Research Institute
The Fearology Institute
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