Thursday, July 21, 2011
7$/ Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided*
1310 Mission Street @ 9th Street, San Francisco
Directed by Micha Peled
Every 30 minutes a farmer in India kills himself in despair. In a village at the center of the suicide crisis region, a farmer and his family struggle to keep their land, and a teenage girl makes her first steps to become a journalist and tell the world about the crisis. "Bitter Seeds" raises questions about the human cost of genetically-modified agriculture and the future of how we grow things. This is the third film in Micha Peled's globalization trilogy, following the award-winning "Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town" and "China Blue."
Moderators: Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine
Emmy Award-winning producers/directors Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine have been making feature length documentaries for more than 20 years. Their most recent film, the award-winning "Something Ventured" (2011), premiered at SXSW in March and is slated for broadcast and educational distribution worldwide. Their work also includes "Ballets Russes" (2005), which was recognized as one of the top five documentaries of 2005 by both the National Society of Film Critics and the National Board of Review; and "Now and Then: From Frosh to Seniors," which aired on PBS in October 2000 as the lead program of the Independent Lens series.
To attend, please send an RSVP with your first and last name (and the names of any guests) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to RSVP is noon on Thursday, July 21st.
*Red and white wine provided by: