A Pestering Journey

General Information

Author/Creator
Manoj, K. R., director.
Language
English, Hindi, Panjabi.
Subtitles
Hungarian
Published
India : Krishnan, Ranjini, 2010.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (66 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
A voyage through two pesticide tragedies in India, A Pestering Journey investigates the legitimate forms and technologies of killing available in a culture. The film traces the history of the pesticide endosulfan, from the time when it was first used, twenty years ago, through the turning point in 1999 when the first case was filed, to the 2011 Stockholm convention which negotiated a global ban on the manufacture and use of the product. The film starts in the villages of South Punjab, from which the notorious "cancer train" chugs its way to Bikaner, where the nearest cancer hospital is located. It continues in Kasargod, northern Kerala, also fatally affected by the indiscriminate use of endosulfan. The journey blurs the boundaries of nature and culture, of life and death, and many other comfortable binaries. A heart-wrenching voyage facing and representing human suffering in modern India.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Note
Verzio Film Festival Submission
Duration: 01:06:00

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 2759---