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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
Event Cinemas VMAX2
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Thu 11 Nov
Dendy Newtown 1
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Program Strand
International Documentaries
All Ages
Australia, USA
In English
James Becket, Camilla Becket
Camilla Becket, James Becket, Jim Whitney, Co-producer: Paige Livingston
Camilla Becket, James Becket, Anthony Ellison
Jim Whitney
Anthony Ellison
Documentary, Asia, Australian Films, Biography, Environmental, Focus on Women, Human Rights, Politics & Economics, Women Directors
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Becket Films
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