JUL 21, THU at 8PM
$7 (Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided)
Rough Cuts, a documentary work-in-progress series launched in June of 2008, screens one rough cut of a feature-length documentary and is followed by critical feedback session led by a guest moderator. Post-screening discussions are designed to give the filmmaker a better, more objective sense of what is and what isn’t working with his/her film, with particular attention paid to improving the film’s structure and narrative clarity. Films that have been screened at Rough Cuts have gone on to be part of PBS, Frameline, Sundance and other prominent festivals and series.
Directed by Micha Peled
Every 30 minutes a farmer in India kills himself in despair. In a village at the center of the suicide crisis region, a farmer and his family struggle to keep their land, and a teenage girl makes her first steps to become a journalist and tell the world about the crisis. Bitter Seeds raises questions about the human cost of genetically-modified agriculture and the future of how we grow things. This is the third film in Micha Peled’s globalization trilogy, following the award-winning Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town and China Blue.
Moderators: Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine
To attend, please send an RSVP with your first and last name (and the names of any guests) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to RSVP is noon on Thursday, July 21st.