A powerful documentary revealing the impact genetically modified cotton has on a community

Screening and Q & A with visiting Indian filmmakers

7pm Wednesday May 25

Mullumbimby Drill Hall
Tickets $22 / $17 Screenworks members

Award-winning Indian filmmakers Nandan Saxena and Kavita Bahl will visit the region for a screening of their controversial film Cotton For My Shroud, on Wednesday 25 May at 7pm at the Drill Hall Theatre, Mullumbimby.

Cotton For My Shroud investigates how Monsanto manipulated the policy of the Indian Government, fabricated genetically modified cotton field trials and enticed farmers with propaganda about yield and reduction in pesticide use.

Since 1995 more than a quarter of a million Indian cotton farmers have committed suicide – the largest wave of recorded suicides in history.  While the Indian Government and media label these deaths as suicide, these Indian cotton fields remain a mute witness to genocide.

It also exposes the diabolical designs of multinational corporations to control the global seed supply.

Photo: Cotton for my shroud

After the screening the filmmakers will talk about the issues raised in their film and the rewards and challenges of spending two decades making documentary films in India. “It’s not a cakewalk” says Kavita. The films are mostly self funded and very difficult to make as they often defy the Indian Governments pro-corporate stance. They are committed to conveying the plight of an otherwise voiceless people up against environmental destruction, development and exploitation.

View the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrZpjbcGXK0

This event is supported by the Frontline Film Foundation and Noel Jeffries – Travelling Flicks

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