“Punjab is the biggest market for pesticide in Asia.”
The north Indian state of Punjab was said to have produced enough food to feed the entire country during the Green Revolution. However, drug abuse and the overuse of agricultural chemicals have crippled a landscape which was once so lush.
Toxification is a documentary about the people of Punjab, from the farmers trying to make ends meet in a backbreaking profession, to the widowed mothers left with the debt of their husbands, to the quiet organic farming movement encouraging farmers to revert back to the traditional way of growing crops.
Directors: Rehmat Rayatt, Leva Kwestany. Age Suitability: 12A
Links to video trailers https://vimeo.com/147538704
Doors open: 7pm
Show Times: 7.15pm – 8.20pm, Q&A 8.20pm – 8.50pmBuy Tickets