Archive for September 4th, 2012
Discussant: Micha Peled (Filmmaker)
Every 30 minutes a farmer in India kills himself in despair because he can no longer provide for his family. Micha Peled’s vivid, rich and deep new documentary takes us to an Indian village at the center of the suicide crisis region. It follows Ram Krishna, a cotton farmer and his family over a season as they struggle to hold on to their land. It’s also the story of the neighbors’ daughter, Manjusha, who is determined to overcome village traditions and become a journalist. Bitter Seeds. Ramkrishna’s plight becomes her first assignment. Bitter Seeds raises critical questions about the human cost of genetically modified agriculture and the future of how we grow things. This is the third film in Micha Peled’s globalization trilogy, following the award-winning Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town and China Blue. 88 minutes. Co-Sponsors: Fresno Center for Non-Violence & Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.