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Genre: Documentary

Duration: 85 Minutes

The Seeds of Vandana Shiva

The Local Branch of the National Farmers Union Hamilton Halton and Brantford present The Seeds of Vandana Shiva

In her colorful sari and large scarlet bindi, Dr. Vandana Shiva is an arresting presence: She galvanizes crowds, advises government leaders, fields constant calls from the media, then retreats from big-city buzz to work alongside small farmers across the developing world.

The Seeds of Vandana Shiva focuses on the people, circumstances and seminal events in Vandana’s life—what shaped her thinking and defined her purpose. It also shows how the battle against multinational agribusiness has become an international struggle between two visions for feeding the world: The first, a multinational corporate model of chemically dependent monoculture that rewards a capitalist imperative of profit and growth. And the other, ‘Earth Democracy, that honors ecology, biodiversity, sustainability and community—what Dr. Shiva demonstrates is the only way forward for the future of food.

With support from Green Venture, The Cotton Factory, The Market Box, Environment Hamilton and Stop Sprawl Hamilton.