Revolution and After

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English (subtitled), 30 min, 1992, India

When the Green Revolution happened in the mid-1960s, it was supposed to be the panacea for India's hungry and Punjab was its centre. The country was weighed down by famine conditions and almost completely dependent on America, for grain acquisition. The Green revolution changed everything. Grain production shot up and everything was alright. Then gradually the environmental downside of the so-called revolution started emerging. The scientists of the Punjab Agriculture University provided the first scientific evidence of this disaster. This film looks at the environmental and economic costs of the Green Revolution through the experiences of Punjab's farmers.

Earthcare Films
Creative Crew
Rama Krishnan, S. Chockalingam
Script: Krishnendu Bose, Research & Assistant Director: Ajay Mahajan, Rohan D Souza