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Bitter seeds

(DVD - 2012? - Marathi)
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
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Industrial agriculture is forcing many small farmers to lose their land due to rising debt. When India had to open its doors to foreign seed vendors such as Monsanto, genetically altered cotton seed was all that was available. These seeds are more expensive, require irrigation, fertilizers and pesticides, and must be re-purchased every season, driving the small farmer into spiralling debt and ultimately suicide.
Title: Bitter seeds
[videorecording]
Published: Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films, [2012?]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (88 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Extras include Ram Krisha and the village (6:06 min.). Manjusha (5:00 min.), Monsanto India spokesman (5:05 min.), Vandana Shiva on Bt seeds, the WTO and the US (3:08 min.), trailer and DVD-ROM resource materials of teaching guide and FAQ.
Part 3 of the Globalization trilogy including Store wars, when Wal-Mart comes to town, and China blue.
Originally produced as a documentary film in 2011.
Summary: Industrial agriculture is forcing many small farmers to lose their land due to rising debt. When India had to open its doors to foreign seed vendors such as Monsanto, genetically altered cotton seed was all that was available. These seeds are more expensive, require irrigation, fertilizers and pesticides, and must be re-purchased every season, driving the small farmer into spiralling debt and ultimately suicide.
Awards & Distinctions: Winner, Green Screen Award, IDFA, 2011; Global Justice award, Oxfam Novib.
Local Note: 8
Additional Contributors: Peled, Micha X.
ISBN: 9781937772116
193777211X
Branch Call Number: DVD 664.7095 BIT
Statement of Responsibility: Teddy Bear Films presents ; a film by Micha X. Peled ; written, directed, produced by Micha X. Peled ; a co-production of Teddy Bear Films and the Independent Televison Service (ITVS)
Credits: Camera, Devendra Golatkar ; editor, Leonard Feinstein ; music, Frank Ilfman.
System Details: DVD, NTSC.
Other Language: In Marathi with optional English SDH and intertitles.
Subject Headings: Suicide India Video recordings. Globalization India Video recordings. Crops Genetic engineering Social aspects Video recordings. Seed industry and trade India Video recordings. Seeds India Marketing Video recordings. Cotton farmers India Video recordings. Cotton farmers India Vidarbha Video recordings. Monsanto Company Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Topical Term: Suicide
Globalization
Crops
Seed industry and trade
Seeds
Cotton farmers
Cotton farmers
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