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The Seeds of Vandana Shiva

Directed by James Becket, Camilla Becket
Australia, USA
82 minutes
All Ages
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From the Himalayan forests to the Sydney Peace Prize: how environmental activist, author and Indian scientist Dr Vandana Shiva became the rock star of the organic food movement.
Impressed by Einstein at an early age, Shiva studied physics then philosophy in India and Canada. She came to understand that science cannot be ‘one-eyed' and must consider all elements at play. This attitude led her to form Navdanya in 1991, a national movement to protect living resources. The grassroots initiative established over 40 seed banks across India, and her galvanising activism put her at loggerheads with GMO multinational Monsanto and others. Not just a voice for the environment, Shiva also championed social justice, farmers' and women's rights. In 2010, she was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize. From childhood to activism, to a difficult marriage and to the world stage, Shiva's life story is exceptionally inspiring.

Shortlisted for the Sustainable Future Award


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Sun 7 Nov
3:45pm
Event Cinemas VMAX2
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Thu 11 Nov
6:15pm
Dendy Newtown 1
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Program Strand
International Documentaries
Classification
All Ages
Country
Australia, USA
Language
In English
Director
James Becket, Camilla Becket
Producer
Camilla Becket, James Becket, Jim Whitney, Co-producer: Paige Livingston
Screenwriter
Camilla Becket, James Becket, Anthony Ellison
Cinematographer
Jim Whitney
Editor
Anthony Ellison
Genre
Documentary, Asia, Australian Films, Biography, Environmental, Focus on Women, Human Rights, Politics & Economics, Women Directors
Company Credits
Becket Films
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