Hive Central for DFID/Home Office
A short film focussing on the environmental devastation across the Northern Indian state of Punjab as a result of the first Green Revolution in the 1960s. The associated deforestation, intensive farming practices & use of pesticides, has transformed the landscape and decimated the region known as the ‘bread basket of India’.
** Winner Best Film - Spinning Wheel Film Festival, Toronto
Stampede Ltd/Hive for DFID
A journey from the Bhangra Halls of the UK back to the golden wheat fields of the Punjab, the 'bread basket of India'. A British Asian seeks to save the devastated lands of his ancestors with a controversial crop of Hemp. The film explores India's contradictory relationship with the cannabis plant – sanctifying and vilifying in turns.
** Winner Best Film - Spinning Wheel Film Festival, Toronto 2005