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[Nettime-nl] [VMC] 7 november filmavond - Indian Activism

Aankomende dinsdag 7 november om 20.15 nieuw filmavond in de Overtoom 301.

Deze maand hebben we twee documentaires over Indian activism als thema.
De avond begint met de documentaire Bullshit (vorig jaar IDFA) met milieu activiste Vandana Shiva
De tweede film van de avond is Drowned Out van Bullfrog films.

Dinsdag 7 november
starting 20.15
Overtoom 301, Amsterdam


Directed by Pea Holmquist + Suzanne Khardalian, Sweden, 2005.

Film about Vandana Shiva, Indian environmental activist and nuclear physicist, who was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 1993. It's a film on globalisation and patenting, on genetic engineering, bio-piracy and indigenous knowledge.
In this documentary, the filmmakers follow Vandana Shiva over a two-year period, from her organic farm at the foot of the Himalayas to institutions of power all over the world. Here Vandana Shiva does battle with one of her toughest opponents, Monsanto, a huge American biotech company, when they try to patent an ancient Indian strain of wheat. Together with Dalits she tries to close down a Coca-Cola plant in Kerala, in a conflict involving groundwater pollution. In this film Vandana Shiva also tackles the question of farmers? suicide, a backlash of the globalisation


Directed by Franny Armstrong, UK, 2002.

Three choices. Move to the slums in the city, accept a place at a resettlement site or stay at home and drown. The people of Jalsindhi in central India must make a decision fast. In the next few weeks, their village will disappear underwater as the giant Narmada Dam fills. A tragic story that will inspire, disturb and anger you at the same time. Franny Armstrong, director of McLibel, continues the resistance against global iniquity with a story of individuals forcing ruthless greedy bureaucrat's to consider the humanity behind dollar signs and statistics.


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