Over the past 21 years, nearly 300,000 farmers have committed suicide in India. Many had borrowed money through government lending schemes or private lenders to plant more efficient crops, but could not pay off their debts. Because of the fast transition India has undergone — from a rural to an industrial, urban economy with an open market, farmers have been confronted by immense social & economic problems. Most farmers consumed pesticide. Others set themselves on fire, hung themselves or threw themselves down a well.
This film is narrated by farmers who experienced the suicides first hand. It is imperative for me to attach a face and voice to this story - to anchor it reality and humanize the issue in order to bring it to the attention of a global audience.
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