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Bitter Seeds

A screening of this documentary film examining the causes of an epidemic of farmer suicides in India.

When: Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Antioch University, 602 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Film Screening

Description:

In this documentary film, Manjusha Amberwar, an aspiring young journalist, examines the causes of an epidemic of farmer suicides in India—one every 30 minutes—that includes her own father. She hopes that by drawing attention to their plight, she can bring an end to this epidemic. In 2004 an American company introduced its genetically modified seeds to the Indian market, promising higher yields. Farmers tell her that the seeds require expensive pesticides and chemical fertilizers. And the sterile seeds, unlike the conventional seeds previously used by farmers, have to be purchased again each year. Majusha follows one farmer through the disappointing season. A film by Micha X. Peled.

Phone: 805-962-8179

Event posted Jan. 23, 2013
Last updated Jan. 23, 2013

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