Oil's Inferno| 26mins
Director: Dhruba Dutta | Producer:
Focus Years: | Country: India
Oil India Limited run Baghjan 5 Gas/Condensate rig in Tinsukia district of Assam in Northeastern India experienced a blowout on May 27, 2020. A cascade of devastating events ensued after that as the rig continued to spew gas condensates into the atmosphere and the adjacent Maguri-Motapung wetland and Baghjan village. Two weeks later as the rig caught fire amidst frantic efforts by OIL officials, the entire area burst into flames, reducing everything to a wasteland of ash. The film tells the story of the people who continue to face the calamity and attempts to look at how oil and gas rigs arrived in this region known for its rich agricultural fields and diverse flora and fauna of the Dibru Saikhowa National Park and itâ€™s eco-sensitive zone.