[act-ma] THU Apr 18 7-9:30pm MIT | Bitter Seeds - film on GMOs and farmers' suicides in India | Director in person
umkumar at gmail.com
Wed Apr 17 07:00:16 PDT 2013
The Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia
and Association for India's Development (MIT-Boston chapters)
a documentary on GM seeds and farmers' suicides in India
Followed by Q&A with director Micha Peled
Where - Room 4-163 MIT
77 Mass. Ave Cambridge MA
Thursday April 18 2013
Bitter Seeds explores the future of how we grow things, weighing in on the
worldwide debate over the changes created by industrial agriculture.
Companies like the U.S.-based Monsanto claim that their genetically
modified (GM) seeds offer the most effective solution to feeding the
world’s growing population, but on the ground, many small-scale farmers are
losing their land. Nowhere is the situation more desperate than in India,
where an epidemic of farmer suicides has claimed over a quarter million
lives. Every 30 minutes one farmer in India, deep in debt and unable to
provide for his family, commits suicide.
Bitter Seeds is the final film in director Micha X. Peled’s Globalization
Trilogy, following Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town and China Blue.
The films won 18 international awards, aired on over 30 television channels
and screened in more than 100 film festivals.
Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/events/310885985704788/
Bitter Seeds - http://teddybearfilms.com/2011/10/01/bitter-seeds-2/
Alliance - http://southasiaalliance.org/index.htm
AID Boston/MIT - http://www.aidboston.org/drupal/
Free and Open to all
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep"
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