WASHINGTON – Broken Landscape has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the category of Outstanding Feature Story by the Society of Environmental Journalists' Awards for Reporting on the Environment.

Broken Landscape: : Confronting India’s Water-Energy Choke Point examines the impact of “rat-hole” coal mining in India’s resource-rich Meghalaya State on the environment and the people who depend on it. Shot on site in Meghalaya during the introduction of new laws regulating rat-hole mining and the subsequent pushback from mine owners and workers, the film captures the lives of those on the front lines of India’s water-energy choke point.

Judges for the SEJ awards found the film engaging with a fresh, very human story. "I liked the way the author allowed the people to tell their stories,” wrote one judge.

The Choke Point India project, a collaboration between the Wilson Center and Circle of Blue, examines the country’s conflicting demands for water, energy, and food through front-line reporting, data, and policy expertise.

View the full press release from the Society of Environmental Journalists here

 

Notes to Editors:

  1. Broken Landscape is a production of the Woodrow Wilson Center in association with Circle of Blue and Think Out Loud Productions. The film was directed and produced by Michael T. Miller; co-produced by Sean Peoples; with supervising producers Jennifer L. Turner and Meaghan E. Parker.

 

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