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Big News Big Plans

We’re up to nearly 15K of 20K needed in our first ever crowd-sourced fund raising campaign. What a ride it has been! Thank you everyone who has contributed. And thank you in advance to all you kind people who will donate now.

All we need are a few more generous souls to push us to the top, and it’s off to India to collect some stellar footage for what we anticipate will be a great film. We’ve got enough for our tickets, cameras and lodging, but we still need to finance some extra travel to key sites essential to the story and various bits of equipment.

A lot of people want to see this movie! Foodies, farmers, fellow film-makers…so many people have been extremely encouraging and we’re feeling quite blessed. Vandana’s work is so important, and her life story so intriguing, that many have also stepped up to help us in kind–with connections, expertise, even support at the home base when we are away. All of it is important to the film, and we thank you all.

Here’s a short clip of Vandana talking about how she, in 1987, discovered the bio-tech industry’s plans to patent life forms for profit. The “Mira” she refers to is her sister, a public health physician currently working in Delhi.

Our new documentary tells the remarkable story of agro-ecologist Dr. Vandana Shiva, how she stood up to the corporate Goliaths of chemical agribusiness, rose to prominence in the environmental movement, and inspired an international movement for change.