Metabolic Studio Public Salon
Suma Josson
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ Noon
Free Admission

I Want My Father Back

About The Salon
I Want My Father Back is a 60 minute-long film on the suicide of farmers in Vidarbha. Vidarbha is in the eastern region of Maharastra State in India. Cotton is the main cash crop in this area.

The film looks at the reasons behind these suicides, beginning with the fallout of the Green Revolution and the impact it had on the soil and input costs for the farmers. This was followed by globalization processes which further led to a fall in prices of commodities. The other sections in the film include the changing traditional methods of farming especially with regard to seeds, the debt-loan trap faced by farmers, and the devastating effects of Bt. seeds. It also looks at the impact of pesticides on the soil and gives emphasis on organic farming.

The film raises these issues through ordinary farmers and activists like Vandan Shiva. It also looks at some farmers who have been practicing organic farming.

About The Salon Presenter
Born in Kerala, India, Suma Josson graduated in English Lit. from the College of St.Teresa, Minnesota, U.S.A. Having begun her career as a journalist, she switched over to the visual medium. Since then she has made two feature films and many documentary films on a wide range of issues. Her film on the suicide of farmers in Vidarbha, Maharastra has won several awards. She is also a poet and a fiction writer with Penguin having published a novel titled Circumferences.

Further Information

Still from I Want My Father Back
Copyright Suma Josson

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At 3:41 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Will this be screened again? I would love to see it but can't make the noon showing.


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