A Little Revolution – A Story of Suicides and Dreams, follows the remarkable journey of filmmaker Harpreet Kaur, who travels from the rural villages of Panjab to the capital of India with children of farmers, who’ve committed suicide.
She confronts Sharad Pawar, the minister of agriculture, with the hope that he and his government will understand the effects of their policies and avail the opportunity to help these children.
Vast areas of rural India are currently facing a crisis that few outside of the subcontinent are aware is even occurring. Yet, whether or not the world watches, the crisis deepens. At the center of this emergency are the thousands of Indian peasant farmers who have taken their own lives. Like many other crises currently facing the world at this moment there is no one single, complete answer to the farmer suicides in India. However, the general consensus is that a farmer takes his own life due to high interest loans, taken to fulfill India’s pro-industrial farming policies, and ecological damage.
Dr. Vandana Shiva, Collin Gonsalves, Inderjit Singh Jaijee, Gurdas Mann and Pammi Bai make appearance in the documentary. The project is being directed by Harpreet Kaur and produced by Manmeet Singh. This is all the information we could gather regarding this project. All hail to Harpreet Kaur for working on such a project. Its nice to see something different from the masala punjabi movies.