Chatham Sows ‘Bitter Seeds’ For Environmental Justice Film Series

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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. 

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