donderdag 22 maart 2012 - 19:00
Bitter Seeds researches the reasons behind suicides of many cotton farmers in India. Most of these farmers started buying genetically modified cotton seeds from the American company Monsanto.
The debate following the film will address the complex question of whether multinationals are responsible for their (negative) impact in developing countries and whether the example depicted in the film could have been prevented. With director Micha X. Peled and Volkert Engelsman (organic fruit & vegs bedrijf, Eosta). Moderator is Jeroen Kramer.
Israeli filmmaker Micha Peled is one of the few people to emigrate to America by hitchhiking. Before embarking on his career as a filmmaker, he explored a wide variety of professions: from clothing importer to travel guide in the jungles of Thailand. Peled views globalisation as one of the most important issues facing today’s society. His trilogy on globalisation addresses this issue. The previous films in the trilogy are: Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town and Cina Blue. Bitter Seeds is the third and final chapter.
Jeroen Kramer has been talking into cameras and microphones for 19 years, for TV shows, commissioned films and theatres. He is usually heard as a presenter, interviewer or voice-over. Sometimes he makes the shows himself, and he occasionally sings or acts in them. He is primarily known in the Netherlands for his work on children’s science show Het Klokhuis.