Film Gallery

From Dust
  • Countries

    Sri Lanka

  • Format

    VCD

  • Producer/Director

    Dhruv Dhawan

  • Produced By

    Dhruv Dhawan

  • Duration in Minutes

    72

  • Languages English
  • Year

    2005

  • Address

    No. 80, Media Business Center, PO Box 72280, Dubai Media City, Dubai Email: dhruv@film-real.com Website: www.film-real.com

  • Video ID

    vFRO022

  • Keyword(s)

    Tsunami,Sri Lanka,Rehabilitation,Natural disasters,Legislation,Housing,CZM,CRZ,Coastal area management,Access rights

  • Description
  • Filmed in Sri Lanka, From Dust is a cinematic expose that takes an incisive look at a government's response to a natural disaster. Shot in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami, this documentary tells the stories of three people affected by the disaster. The film questions why survivors in Sri Lanka weren't allowed to rebuild their homes along Sri Lanka's coastline citing a 1981 national law that protects coastlines, while hotels were allowed to come up in these zones. This film reveals life in tents and obstacles that stall the rebuilding effort in Sri Lanka, presenting an untold story about a "100 meter rule".
Other Videos
Next
Years in Support of Small Scale Fishworkers (1986 - 2018)