Home » Films » Bitter Seeds

Bitter Seeds

Every 30 minutes a farmer in India kills himself
Star rating: 4 of 6
2011 | 88 min | Recommended min. age: 16 y

India has more farmers than any country in the world, and they are in a crisis that is unprecedented in human history. Every 30 minutes a farmer in India kills himself in despair.

In a village at the center of the suicide epidemic, a farmer and his family struggle to keep his land and a teenage girl makes her first steps to become a journalist and tell the world about the crisis.

“Bitter Seeds” raises 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”.

Technical data & performance rights

More informations


Get involved in environmental and climate protection and become part of Films for the Earth.