- Event Details
- 2011, Micha Peled, USA, 88 min. “Affecting, character-driven…gripping.” —Peter Debruge, Variety Biotechnology is the specter that haunts the lives of dirt-poor farmers in India, where conventional seed has been phased out in favor of prohibitively expensive genetically engineered seed, leaving them deep in debt and yoked for life to biotech giant Monsanto as the sole source. Director Peled (STORE WARS, CHINA BLUE) tells a powerful story, trailing a novice journalist as she uncovers the tragic history of the resulting suicides and ruined families in her village and traces the growing scope of economic, environmental, and societal disaster wrought by bioengineering. In English and Hindi with English subtitles. HDCAM video. (BS) Filmmaker Micha Peled, Arvind Ganeson (Director, Business and Human Rights Division at Human Rights Watch), and other speakers TBA will be present for a panel discussion after the screening on Wednesday.
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