The Seeds of Vandana Shiva
How did the wilful daughter of a Himalayan forest conservator become Monsanto’s worst nightmare?
Directors and Producers: Camilla Becket & Jim Becket
Co-Producer: Paige Livingston
The Seeds of Vandana Shiva is a feature-length documentary that presents the remarkable life story of the Gandhian eco-activist and agro-ecologist, Vandana Shiva.
A classic David versus Goliath tale, the film shows how Vandana, a brilliant scientist, became Monsanto’s worst nightmare and a rock star of the international organic food movement.
Vandana Shiva is a modern-day revolutionary, and for forty years has been fighting a heroic battle on behalf of humanity and the ecologically besieged natural systems that support us. But she is opposed by powerful multinational corporations invested in continuing their degenerative but lucrative agricultural practices. By profiling one of the greatest activists of modern times, the film looks at the epic struggle over who controls the world’s food systems, and asks the question, who will prevail?
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About the Environmental Accelerator
We are committed to creating collective action on the world’s environmental crisis through documentary storytelling.
Documentary Australia’s innovative Environmental Accelerator program will amplify the impact of up to 10 new films over the next three years to increase awareness and action on a range of pressing environmental issues.
Through the Environmental Accelerator, Documentary Australia is connecting documentaries and impact partners in the environmental space, providing opportunities for films to be seen by audiences and used by existing campaigns to amplify and grow the movement.
We are curating a series of events, leveraging the films to increase the visibility of a suite of environmental issues, showcasing the value of documentary in supporting social impact, starting conversations around pressing environmental issues and engaging audiences to take action to support improved environmental outcomes.