Every year during monsoons, the rivers flowing through Bihar submerge over 60 per cent of the state under water. Since the construction of a spate of dams and barrages across the state in the past few decades, the rivers have started to silt and the spill-over water washes away entire villages. In most cases without any warning. In July 2016, in the wake of rising water levels, panicking villagers cut away a portion of a mud dam, leading to a torrential burst of water that inundated hundreds of villages downstream. With houses and crops destroyed, the film moves through the submerged landscape of the people affected by the most devastating flood in Bihar since 2008. Repeated disasters leave people here to live with lower incomes perennially.

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Running Time
8 minutes
Documentary, Short
Nishtha Jain
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Comments about documentary «Submerged» (15)

Joseph avatar

I really enjoyed this movie. If you like Short this movie won't let you down.

Betty L. avatar
Betty L.

I love the movie the story line is great and so is the acting

Janet H. avatar
Janet H.

It was a decent movie that had Short. I enjoyed it.

Julia avatar

It's a blast! Magnificent! I generally adored this movie! It is awesome.

Megan O. avatar
Megan O.

Every genre has the potential to be 'done well'... and this film meets those expectations.

Jason avatar

Turned out to be a really good movie. I enjoyed it.

Jennifer S. avatar
Jennifer S.

this should be required viewing to all 7th graders.

Gary C. avatar
Gary C.

I have watched this movie 3 times, and each time have liked it more than I did the first time, and even then I still enjoyed it a lot!

Victoria Arnold avatar
Victoria Arnold

Good movie to past the times. It holds your attention.