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- Amrit Beeja (Eternal Seed)
With insightful interviews and rare footage from India's agricultural industry, this keenly observed film depicts Indian women's zealous struggle to maintain traditional farming practices. Examining the politics of seed production as exemplar of the conflict between ancient and modern concepts of land use, The Eternal Seed compares attitudes and practices of women who consider seeds sacred with multinational companies' use of sterilized hybrids. Combining research from environmental organizer Vanadana Shiva and testimony of women defying the spread of technologically-based cultivation, this evocative, political analysis celebrates the scientific basis of women's native practices while exploring the changing meanings of healthy land use. Available from Women Make Movies.
(1996, 43 mins)
- Patent Pending
About exploitation of small farmers in India by multinational corporations (the Cargill issue). Based on research by Vandana Shiva.
(1994, 30 mins)
- Gift of Love
An expose of dowry deaths in India.
- HIghway to Hell
A Video Film on trafficking of girls for prostitution - from Nepal to India. Shot in Nepal and India.
(, 38 mins)
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