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Free Film Screening: The Seeds of Vandana Shiva

Published on
21 February 2023

Tuesday April 18, 2023

Doors open 6:30, Film begins at 7:00 pm
Free event, no registration required
Running time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Luecht Auditorium at McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL

How did the willful daughter of a Himalayan forest conservator become Monsanto’s worst nightmare? The Seeds of Vandana Shiva tells the remarkable life story of Gandhian eco-activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, how she stood up to the corporate Goliaths of industrial agriculture, rose to prominence in the ecological food movement, and is inspiring an international crusade for change.

The Seeds of Vandana Shiva focuses on the people, circumstances and seminal events in Vandana’s life—what shaped her thinking and defined her purpose. It also shows how the battle against multinational agribusiness has become an international struggle between two visions for feeding the world: The first, a multinational corporate model of chemically dependent monoculture that rewards a capitalist imperative of profit and growth. And the other, ‘Earth Democracy’, that honors ecology, biodiversity, sustainability and community—what Dr. Shiva demonstrates is the only way forward for the future of food.

This event is co-hosted by The Land Conservancy of McHenry County and the Center for Agrarian Learning at MCC.