Made in 2012, the film depicts the woes of the people displaced by the nuclear power plant built in 1960s. It could not be released in India due to certain objections raised by the Censor Board.
Indulkar had sent the film to the Uranium Film Festival. "I dedicate this award to all farmers and fishermen who lost their lands, their homes and their lives for nuclear power plants all over the world," Indulkar said.
Having worked for 12 years with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Pradeep Indulkar is an unlikely candidate for directing a film opposed to nuclear power. His High Power, a 27-minute documentary about the health issues faced by residents of Tarapur, a town in Maharashtra, and home to the Tarapur Atomic Power Station, recently won the Yellow Oscar in the short film category in the Rio de Janeiro leg of the Uranium Film Festival.
Pradip Indulkar, who won a Yellow Oscar for his short documentary High Power at the 3rd International Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro recounts his journey from working with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre to making an award-winning documentary on the Tarapore nuclear plant. The film which has been denied censor certificate in India received a World Premiere in Brazil.
Chandrasen Arekar, a displaced farmer from Tarapur, Thane district, received the award to a thundering ovation, from the chief guest, Junko Watanabe, the last survivor of Hiroshima nuclear holocaust during World War II.
Pradeep Indulkar's short documentary High Power has won a Yellow Oscar in the category of best short documentary film at the 3rd International Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro 2013. The festival concluded on May 26th in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janerio.