Movie Screening – The Seeds of Vandana Shiva

Registrations are closed
Join us for this Event

Movie Screening – The Seeds of Vandana Shiva

In her colorful saree and large scarlet bindi, Dr Vandana Shiva is an arresting presence: She galvanizes crowds, advises government leaders, fields constant calls from the media—then retreats from big-city buzz to work alongside small farmers across the developing world.

Who is she? What is her mission? How did this woman from an obscure town in India become Monsanto’s worst nightmare, a rebellious Rockstar in the global debate about who feeds the world?

Vandana Shiva is an icon of a global movement among those engaged with organic food and farming, climate change, biodiversity, seed sovereignty, globalization, and social justice. But even among those who pride themselves on being well-informed, she’s relatively unknown. Few know how this daughter of a Himalayan forest conservator rose from obscurity to become a world leader of Gandhian stature. Hers is the remarkable and unlikely story of a girl who trekked from highland cabin to cabin alongside her father, tended a garden alongside her mother and passionately pursued an education that freed her from the caste and gender constraints of traditional Indian society that culminated in a degree in Nuclear Physics, and then a PhD in the Philosophy of Quantum Theory.

Those achievements were merely a prelude to her awakening as a fully-committed activist. Vandana Shiva brought her scientific expertise and Gandhian principles of nonviolent resistance to the struggles of Indian villagers whose livelihoods were crushed by corporate capitalism. She has become a formidable opponent to those corporations whose drive for privatization and profit is destroying the environment and changing the climate. Their predations in the name of a ‘green revolution’ with its promises of wealth and freedom and ‘feeding the world’ through patented and chemically-dependent GMO seeds are reducing traditional farmers and entire communities to inescapable servitude. In India, the fruits of the Green Revolution have been an epidemic of rural suicides.

The Seeds of Vandana Shiva focuses on the people, circumstances and seminal events in Vandana’s life—what shaped her thinking and defined her purpose. It also shows how the battle against multinational agribusiness has become an international struggle between two visions for feeding the world: The first is a multinational corporate model of chemically dependent monoculture that rewards a capitalist imperative of extraction for profit. And the other, ‘Earth Democracy, that honors ecology, biodiversity, sustainability and community— what Dr Shiva demonstrates is the only way forward for the future of food.

Date & Time
Sunday December 04, 2022
Start - 7:30 PM (Asia/Calcutta)
Sunday January 01, 2022
End - 10:00 PM (Asia/Calcutta)

Prana Anjuna Goa India

--Prana Anjuna Goa India--
--Prana Anjuna Goa India--
Get the direction

Jnana Foundation

--Jnana Foundation--

Find out what people see and say about this event, and join the conversation.