Seeds of Plenty, Seeds of Sorrow; Developing Stories 1
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Director: Manjira Datta
Year Released: 1992
Length: 50 minutes
A documentary from India about the effects of the highly touted Green Revolution there. Credited with ensuring that India is no longer a developing countries "basket-case", the Gren Revolution is widely regarded as one of the most successful development strategies of the 20th Century. But this film reveals that in India it has helped to create a new serf class and the dramatic yields of the early years have falledn away in the wake of pesticide poisoning and the short-lived miracle wheat strains.