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Nov 16, 2012 at 05:17pm IST

Bitter Seeds: Acclaimed film on farmers' suicide being shown in Vidarbha

Nagpur: '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 here today.

The film has won 18 international awards, aired on over 30 television channels and screened in more than 100 film festivals.

Film on farmers' suicide being shown in Vidarbha

The film has won 18 international awards and has been aired on over 30 TV channels.

'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 Yavatmal district.

The screening will be held between Nov 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,

Tiwari added.