Fri 13 Dec 2013, 7 pm
From Goethe Institut:
Come to film screening and discussion “Bitter Seeds”. BITTER SEEDS is a 2011 documentary film exploring the relationship between escalating rates of suicide among Indian farmers and the crippling cycle of debt, crop failure and dispossession brought about by the introduction of genetically modified cotton seeds.
In his film, Director Micha Peled interviews all stakeholders, from the local representatives of the multinational agribusiness Monsanto and the seed salesmen to well-known Indian activist Vandana Shiva, from farmers and their families in the state of Maharashtra to village elders who remember when life as an Indian cotton farmer was not marred by tragedy.
This beautifully done and emotional documentary film portrays the critical aspects of genetically modified seeds for India’s cotton farmers and their families, and invites the audience to deeper reflections about the ways we are cultivating our lands.
The film is presented by the Goethe Institute in collaboration with the ‘Working Group on Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resources Management’ under the Hanoi based ‘VUFO-NGO Resource Centre’. Members of the working group include organizations like VECO, BftW, VSV-SVA, Seed to Table, CARE, CGFED, SRD, CSEED and others.
Languages: Original language with Vietnamese Voice-Over and English subtitles
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