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Cotton for my shroud

Sutton for Peace and Justice presents ‘Cotton for my shroud’ – an award winning film from India.
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A quarter of a million Indian farmers have committed suicide since 1995 – most in the state of Maharashtra – driven to despair by the increasing stranglehold multinational corporations exert over seed production and farmers’ livelihoods.

Vidarbha in Maharashtra has become a battleground in an ongoing global war between corporate greed and people’s right to life. Farmers were enticed by claims by seed companies of increased yields and reductions in pesticide use. But these have turned out to be empty promises. Instead escalating costs, reduced yields and depressed cotton prices have played havoc with the lives of cotton growers.

This film, narrated in the first person, seeks to understand from a grass-roots perspective what is driving cotton farmers to suicide, and exposes the designs of multinational corporations to control seed supply.

Produced by independent film-makers Nandan Saxena and Kavita Bahl, Top Quark Films.

Cotton for my shroud will be shown at Friends House, Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA, on Friday 26th September 2014, doors open 7.00pm, film starts at 7.30.

Reserve your seat  by email to sutton4peace@yahoo.co.uk or telephone/text to 07740 594496




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