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DAM999 - A tribute to the Banqiao Dam Disaster
DAM999 produced by Biz TV Network and directed by Sohan Roy, is a tribute to the tragic Banqiao dam disaster in 1975 which took the lives of over 250,000 people.
The Banqiao Dam Disaster is considered as one of the biggest manmade disaster. The dam constructed in 1952, was designed to survive 300 mm of rainfall per day but in August 1975 the rain poured at 189.5 mm rainfall per hour and 1060 mm per day, exceeding the average annual precipitation of about 800 mm more than a year’s rainfall in 24hrs. The water at the Banqiao dam crested 117.94 level above sea level, which was 0.3 meter higher than wave protection wall on the dam resulting in failure of the dam. The Banqiao dam failure precipitated the failure of 62 dams in total which resulted in a massive catastrophe. According to the Hydrology Department of Henan Province, approximately 26,000 people died from flooding and another 145,000 died during subsequent epidemics and famine.
DAM999 is a movie with a social cause which portrays the jeopardy dams have caused across the globe, with a message to the masses to help prevent the most deadly disaster of the world. It is estimated that 85% of all the large dams, numbering about 40,000 all over the world would have passed their projected life spans by 2020. Despite of been warned about the disaster caused by these dams, they are neither checked nor reconstructed. Torrential rains, floods, earthquakes and landslides are the ones that can break any dam, and global warming has of late increased the incidence of untimely rains and floods. The movie will shed light over the consequences of an unfortunate disaster which is predicted in the near future. The movie is a tribute to those who live under the terror of dam collapse.
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BIZTV Network the multi-ventured concern steps into the world of cinema with its debut DAM999. BizTV networks is the production house of this prestigious 'First 3D International movie by the mariners'.
BIZTV Network, the promoters of Marine BizTV, have access to the maritime industry that has the potential of one million decision makers. It remained as an untapped market for the entertainment industry till a few years ago. But now it has been noticed that many mariners are coming forward and making their moves to the limelight to experience the magic of Cinema.