Date(s) - 06/04/2015
University of Goa
Guest of Honour: Sir Narendra Pratap Singh, director of ICAR CARI of Goa (Central Coastal Agriculture Coastal Agricultural Research Institute)
Documentary Film Screening & Conference
Are seeds a commodity or a vital resource to be shared for the benefit of Humanity like the water we drink or the air we breathe?
In the near future, farmers might lose the right to plant their own seeds. Indeed, in Europe, a regulation is emerging which will impose strict controls on the use of agricultural seeds. Behind this appropriation stand five corporations already governing half of the seeds market and looking to spread their stranglehold even further.
This film travels from India to France, and even the polar circle, to unveil a silent and unknown war , the outcome of which is critical for all of us, that of our food independence. This conference will comprise of a documentary film screening, followed by a conference/debate with the audience.
After completing his studies in Political Sciences and Cultural Mediation, Clément Montfort shifted focus towards journalism and particularly the direction of documentary films. Having a profound interest in photography and filming, he works as chief operator/cameraman for many projects. For the past 3 years, the co-director of “The Seed War” has worked with various French TV Channels (Arte, France 2, France 3, France 5). Clément Montfort is also one of the active members and the vice president of TéléLibre.fr, which is not only a 100% independent citizen’s television but also a school of journalism training.