Bitter Seeds, a documentary
film produced by US-based filmmaker Micha Peled on the
agrarian crisis of cotton growers and their plight, is being
shown in Vidarbha region.
"Every 30 minutes, a farmer in the country kills
himself in despair because he no longer can provide for his
family. The documentary film takes the viewers to a village at
the centre of suicide crisis region in Vidarbha to explore
what's behind the shocking statistics," Micha told reporters
The film has won 18 international awards, aired on
over 30 television channels and screened in more than 100 film
Bitter seeds raises critical questions about the
human cost of genetically modified agriculture. It is the
third film in Micha's trilogy, the filmmaker said.
After airing on television in August, a group from Goa
will be screening the documentary film at 14 places in
The screening will be held between November 16 and 21,
Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti president Kishore Tiwari said.
Residents from these localities where the film was
shot will be able to watch it in their respective villages,