Pesty Business

Cancer is the new epidemic in Punjab, India. The reason: The farmland, water and crops are contaminated with highly toxic pesticides, which are banned in the rest of the world. Aashish lost his father in the cancer epidemic, and now wants to abandon pesticides and start growing organic crops.

The pesticide industry is alarmed by the organic movement and fights back. They argue organic farming will never be able to feed 1.2 billion people. Will Aashish lose his harvest and family income, or will he make an example of how the Punjabi can finally stop their toxic harvests?

Team Partner
Elmar Bartlmae, producer
Producer / Production Details
Leonardo Film
Supported by Nordmedia
Country
Germany
Training Programme
Masterschool 2010