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Sex And The City star Cynthia Nixon to narrate docuseries on radioactive poisoning in Jharkhand

The upcoming documentary, directed by Saurav Vishnu, will be expanded into a series from his short film called Tailing Pond

Shilpa S
Nov 18, 2021
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Cynthia Nixon and Saurav Vishnu will team up yet again for a six part documentary series based on the latter’s short film, Tailing Pond. The short film is based on the issue of radioactive waste pollution in Jharkhand, caused by uranium extraction and mining.

According to Variety, the Sex And The City star had narrated the original short film and will be involved in the upcoming docuseries in a major role. Set in Jharkhand, the short film tells the story of the dangerous repercussions of uranium mining in the state. The radioactive waste generated from the same had resulted in several children getting sick and dying. The film was shot over five years in Jadugora, with the people there still facing difficulties due to the radioactivity.

The film’s title is in reference to tailings dams and ponds, where the toxic waste from the mines are disposed of. The tailing ponds in Jadugora have several families living around it.

The new documentary will focus on 12 new families who still suffer from the after effects of the mining activities.

Nixon had talked about how she wanted to be involved in the project to bring the plight of the families to the attention of the larger public. She said that if more people were made aware of the situation, it would put pressure on the Indian government to take action.

Tailing Pond will be available on the ShortsTV channel. It will premiere on November 20, 2021.

Meanwhile Nixon will also be seen in the Sex And The City reboot for HBO, called And Just Like That.


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