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Toxification

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Synopsis

What price do the farmers of Punjab pay for the rice on our plate?
The north Indian state of Punjab was said to have produced enough food to feed the entire country during the Green Revolution. However, the overuse of chemicals introduced to enhance production poisoned the water with carcinogens and created an infertile soil addicted to chemicals. Just as the land is dependent, so are more and more farmers becoming addicted to drugs, which help them to work longer hours in the fields. The expense of the chemicals and drugs forces farmers to take loans from 'Arthis', the rich middlemen who increase their interest rates without warning. Over 50,000 farmers have committed suicide in the last ten years, by drinking the toxic chemicals that are murdering Punjabi soil.
http://www.toxification.com

Details

Year
2019
Type of film
Features
Running Time
63 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Rehmat Rayatt, Leva Kwestany 1st Feature
Producer
Rehmat Rayatt
Co-Producer
Nahiyan Muhaymeen, Liz Settimba
Executive Producer
Rehmat Rayatt
Editor
Rehmat Rayatt, Leva Kwestany
Director of Photography
Rehmat Rayatt, Leva Kwestany
Sound
Chris Graver
Music
Debasmita Bhattacharya
Principal Cast
Amarjit Singh, Balbir Singh, Darshan Singh Rudel

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Last updated 17th February 2019

Production Company

Rehmat Rayatt
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