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THE SEEDS OF VANDANA SHIVA

The truly impressive and inspiring life story of Dr. Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned Indian eco-activist. The film documents her career and how, over time, she became Monsanto‚Äôs, (biotechnology corporation best known for its herbicide product Roundup) biggest nightmare. Early on, she stood up for small farmers and against the “Goliaths” of industrial agriculture and became a mouthpiece for sustainable food. She is convinced that: “Whoever controls seeds controls life on Earth.”
THE SEEDS OF VANDANA SHIVA
Camilla Becket, James Becket
AUS 2021, 81 min, OmeU
15.10.2022, 21:00

Jury statement

“Who controls seeds, controls life on earth” – That’s why Vandana Shiva takes up the fight against the globally acting Monsanto corporation, representing the gigantic superiority of industrial agriculture worldwide. It is corporations that determine prices, leach the soil at the expense of maximizing profits, accelerate climate change to bring cheap food to the market. It is a David vs. Goliath battle that the Indian eco-activist is waging and that has made her famous around the world. “The Seeds of Vandana Shiva” portrays her life journey, her solidarity with small farmers, her commitment to justice, and ultimately her dedication to the survival of people on this planet.