Bitter Seeds

12 Oct 2012
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SAVAC is proud to be a co-presenter for Planet in Focus film festival’s screening of “Bitter Seeds” (Dir. Micha X Peled, 88min, 2011, Marathi and English).  This film follows journalist Manjusha through her investigation of farmer suicides in India.

The film production team arms her with a small camera as she takes on her neighbour, Ram Krishna’s plight as a farmer in debt who is unable to provide for his family.  As a result of having borrowed money to buy genetically-modified cotton seeds from biotech giant Monsanto, Krishna faces the prospect of a disastrous season due to mealy bug invasion.

Oxfam Global Justice Award, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
Green Competition Award, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
Jury Award, Green Film Festival in Seoul
Official Selection, Telluride Film Festival

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