The Sembéne Film & Arts Festival partnered with Chatham University‘s Global Focus Program to co-present six screenings as part of the Program’s Environmental Justice Film Series. On October 4th, the event will spotlight Bitter Seeds, a documentary about a mounting agricultural and humanitarian crisis in India.
The final film in Micha X. Peled‘s Globalization Trilogy examines th epidemic of suicides among India’s cotton farmers, which has claimed over a quarter million lives. Ram Krishna, a cotton farmer at the epicenter of the suicide crisis region, is struggling to keep his land. Manjusha, the neighbors’ daughter, is determined to overcome village traditions and become a journalist. Krishna’s plight becomes her first assignment.
The Bitter Seeds Environmental Justice Film Series screening will take place at 6 p.m. at Chatham’s Sanger Lecture Hall. Admission is free. Pizza and popcorn are provided.