Damocracy

damocracy

A documentary that debunks the myth of large-scale dams as clean energy and a solution to climate change.

It records the priceless cultural and natural heritage the world would lose in the Amazon and Mesopotamia if two planned large-scale dams are built, Belo Monte dam in Brazil, and Ilisu dam in Turkey.

Damocracy is a story of resistance by the thousands of people who will be displaced, and a call to world to support their struggle.

The documentary is an excellent primer on the problems posed by mega-dam projects anywhere in the world, from their environmental and social impacts (including a greater global warming impacts than coal plants) to the way they are forced through over widespread opposition by affected communities, often by means of shady legal tactics.

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