Reel Asian co-presents Bitter Seeds (Dir. Micha X. Peled)

Event: Reel Asian co-presents Bitter Seeds (Dir. Micha X. Peled)
Date: Fri. October 5, 2012 - Fri. October 5, 2012.
Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox – Cinema 3 (350 King St) - Toronto, Canada


Motivated by personal tragedy, aspiring journalist Manjusha launches an investigation into the epidemic of farmer suicides in India for her final college assignment. Armed with a small camera from the film’s production team, Manjusha takes on her neighbour Ram Krishna’s plight as a farmer deep in debt and unable to provide for his family.

Like many struggling farmers, Ram Krishna has borrowed money to purchase genetically modified cotton seeds (BT-cotton)—which promise to be resistant to disease—from biotech giant Monsanto. Now, with everything on the line, he is fighting the threat of a disastrous season due to a mealy bug invasion, a common problem with genetically modified seeds. This multiple award-winning documentary is a gripping portrait of a region under pressure, a young woman coming of age and a farmer’s fight to save his land and his life.

*Oxfam Global Justice Award, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

*Green Competition Award, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
*Jury Award, Green Film Festival in Seoul
*Official Selection, Telluride Film Festival

4 Responses to Reel Asian co-presents Bitter Seeds (Dir. Micha X. Peled)

  1. I am doing a school project on publicity, PR and Social Media promotional use in Independent Films and short films and this would help me very much! Thank you. If anyone is looking for interns to work at the Film festival…please help me.

  2. Cindy says:

    Thanks for listing our event! Advance tickets are available at:

  3. Lost Years says:

    Lost Years Named BEST DOCUMENTARY | Asians On Film Festival Winners 2013, Los Angeles

    Asians On Film Festival
    February 15-17, 2013
    Los Angeles, California

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