A DocHouse Thursdays Screening
Followed by a Skype Q&A with director Micha X Peled and Doc Heads networking drinks
Cotton farmers like Ram Krishna have been led into a desperate spiral of debt by the false promises of new GM seeds. His struggle to provide for his family is the deeply compelling reality behind India’s devastating suicide statistics.
‘Bitter Seeds is a tragedy for our times, beautifully told and deeply disturbing.’ - Michael Pollan
Director: Micha X. Peled
Country: India / USA
RT: 87 mins
Doc Heads Networking Drinks
DocHouse is delighted to collaborate with Doc Heads on this screening. Doc Heads is a bi-monthly networking and screening event, that brings together professional documentary filmmakers, shows their films, gives them a drink and gets them to talk. Formed in 2009 as a means to get our filmmaking friends together, and increase collaboration between them, it has rapidly expanded to include a host of interesting and talented people from the documentary world.
Banking on Change Screening (12mins)
Banking on Change, selected by DocHeads for this screening, will be screened before Bitter Seeds. It follows South Indian bank manager J S Parthiban as he pioneers community banking and micro-loans to villagers, offering hope in alternatives to the money-lenders and banks forcing much of India’s rural communities into debt.
Doc Heads www.docheads.org
DocHouse, supported by The Bertha Foundation, brings the best in cutting-edge international documentary to your local cinema.
Showcasing seasons of award-winning documentaries. Films that explore powerful personal stories, or offer independent insights into major global issues: from African Stories to Central America and the New Russia. There will also be supporting short films and special one-off events including illuminating panel discussions and Q&A’s with the filmmakers themselves.
So to see the best of the international festival circuit at your London cinema, join us for DocHouse Thursdays at Rich Mix, Tricycle, Riverside and Prince Charles.