Oakland- Bitter Seeds at the Grand Lake Theater with the Director!!! - Yes on Prop 37

Oakland- Bitter Seeds at the Grand Lake Theater with the Director!!!

WHEN
October 04, 2012 at 7pm - 11:30pm
WHERE
Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Ave
o, CA 94610
United States
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CONTACT PERSON
Rachel Pachivas ·
TICKETS
$10.00 USD

Will you come?






NOTE: After RSVP, you will still need to purchase a ticket

Bitter Seeds is finally here for two showings on the night of Thursday, October 4th! 

We will have a showing at 7pm. 
Followed by a discussion at 8:45pm with the director, Micha X. Peled, Ignacio Chapela, and a California Right to Know Proposition 37 Coordinator.
The second showing will begin at 9:55pm. 


We encourage everyone who comes for the first showing to stay until 9:45pm, and everyone who intends on watching the second showing to arrive at 8:45pm for the discussion and Q&A.

Film Description:
"The first two documentaries in Micha X. Peled’s globalization trilogy—Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town (SFIFF 2001) and China Blue (SF Asian-American FF 2005)—exposed the effects of multinational corporate profiteering on workers, whether Americans at Walmart or young Levi’s jeans factory workers in China. Bitter Seeds, the final film in the trilogy, is a vibrant investigation of the predicament of central Indian cotton farmers, caught up in a vicious cycle courtesy of Monsanto's genetically modified seeds. Refused loans by the banks, the farmers borrow from illegal moneylenders at exorbitant interest and inevitably fall into irredeemable debt, further aggravated by low yields and a need for more fertilizer and water. For the most desperate, the way out is suicide by drinking pesticide—such deaths now number over 250,000. The tiny miracle in this seemingly hopeless globalization tragedy is the daughter of one such suicide victim. Eighteen-year-old Manjusha yearns to be a journalist to expose the reasons for the suicides, but she has is up against family objections and village traditions. Peled’s latest heroine fights on the frontline of this global human and environmental crisis, driven by a desire to voice the perspective and preserve the dignity of the powerless." —Frako Loden. Prod & Dir: Micha X. Peled. USA, 2011, 88 min.
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TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE GRAND LAKE THEATER

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