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A year on, DD looks back at the Bhuj earthquake

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It is just under a year since a massive earthquake devastated Gujarat. And to mark the day (26 January, Republic Day to be exact), national broadcaster Doordadarshan is showcasing a two-part film Rebuilding Lives.

Produced by Miditech, DD will air Rebuilding Lives on 25 and 26 January at 9:00 pm. Case studies will be analysed which show that hope is till flickering. The first half looks at how the lives of three families were affected. The second part will show the rehabilitation going on in the villages.

Miditech felt that after the initial furore created most people have forgotten the tragedy. This is therefore an attempt to jog the memory.

Meanwhile through the Radio you can hear Mahesh Dattani's play Clearing The Rubble. It will be aired on BBC World Service on 26 and 27 Jan. Three people whose lives were affected speak of the damage caused. An English journalist was in the region at the time of the catastrophe and now he goes back a year later. He is trying to track a boy he had met when he was clearing the mess. The program will be followed by an interview with a survivor of the calamity.

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