- Human Rights and Environment
Vast areas of rural India are currently facing a crisis that few outside of the subcontinent are aware is even occurring. Yet, whether or not the world watches, the crisis deepens. At the center of this emergency are the thousands of Indian peasant farmers who have taken their own lives. Like many other crises currently facing the world at this moment there is no one single, complete answer to the farmer suicides in India. However, the general consensus is that a farmer takes his own life due to high interest loans, taken to fulfill India's pro-industrial farming policies, and ecological damage.
Harpreet Kaur, travels from the rural villages of Panjab to the capital of India with children of farmers, who've committed suicide. She confronts the government’s highest officials with the hope that they will understand the effects of their policies and avail the opportunity to help these children.
This is a story of hope, empowerment and simple dreams.
- Running time
- 60 minutes
- Harpreet Kaur ... Director
- Harpreet Kaur ... Editor, Writer, Narrator
- Manmeet Singh ... Producer
- Suezean Matarazzo ... Cinematographer
- Gina Drew ... Line Producer/Production Manager
- Wesley Hatley ... On-Line Editor
- Jimmy Williams ... Post Production Manager
- Nate Mararazzo ... Grip
- Brad Allgood ... Consulting Editor
- Tag Simler ... Assistant Editor
- Jennifer Steinman ... Story Consultant
- Kai Mantsch ... Cinematographer
- Prod. Co.
- Sach Productions
- Years of Production
- 1 year
- Release year
- - Best Documentary at United Nations Global Wake-Up Film Festival 2011 - Official Selection & Opening Night Film at Sikh International Film Festival 2011 - Official Selection at Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival 2011 - Official Selection at Chagr
- - Best Documentary at United Nations Global Wake-Up Film Festival 2011, - Best Social Entrepreneur Documentary at Third World Independent Film Festival 2012
- Panjabi & English
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