CineCulture: Bitter Seeds, September 7

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CineCulture: Bitter Seeds, September 7

Postby mhusain » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:37 am

(Film Screening: Friday, September 7, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)

September 7: Bitter Seeds (2011)
Discussant: Micha Peled (Filmmaker)

Every 30 minutes a farmer in India kills himself in despair because he can no longer provide for his family. Micha Peled’s vivid, rich and deep new documentary takes us to an Indian village at the center of the suicide crisis region. It follows Ram Krishna, a cotton farmer and his family over a season as they struggle to hold on to their land. It’s also the story of the neighbors’ daughter, Manjusha, who is determined to overcome village traditions and become a journalist. Bitter Seeds. Ramkrishna’s plight becomes her first assignment. Bitter Seeds raises critical questions about the human cost of genetically modified agriculture and the future of how we grow things. This is the third film in Micha Peled's globalization trilogy, following the award-winning Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town and China Blue. 88 minutes.

Co-Sponsors: College of Arts and Humanities: Center for Creativity and the Arts, Fresno Center for Non-Violence & Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

For more information: CineCulture Club:
MCJ Department:
All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community, at no charge. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI).
CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.

For further information about CineCulture contact:
Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at
Narek Avetisyan (Club President) at
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