Duration: 1 hour 28 minutes
Every 30 minutes a farmer in India kills himself in despair because he can no longer provide for his family. Will Ramkrishna be next? A cotton farmer at the epicenter of the suicide crisis region, he is struggling to keep his land. Manjusha, the neighbors’ daughter, is determined to overcome village traditions and become a journalist. Ramkrishna’s plight is her first assignment. BITTER SEEDS raises critical questions about the human cost of genetically modified agriculture within a gripping character-based narrative. World-renowned activist Vandana Shiva and Monsanto executives provide their perspectives. PREMIERE: Telluride Film Festival. WINNER: Green Screen Award at IDFA, Oxfam Global Justice Award, Berlin Cinema for Peace Green Award. This is the final film in the Globalization Trilogy, following the award-winning STORE WARS and CHINA BLUE.