Bangalore International Centre had arranged the screening of an award winning documentary film “TIMBAKTU” directed byRintu Thomas and SushmitGhosh on Saturday, 22nd November, 2014 at 6.30 PM.Mr. C K Ganguly (Bablu), Secretary cum Chief functionary, Timbaktu Collective was present to interact with the audience.
The film is all about a small farming community in South India which decided to switch from their decades-old practice of chemical agriculture to organic farming. By showcasing the exemplary efforts of farmers of a tiny village in Andhra Pradesh, the film explored critical issues of food security and sovereignty. At its heart, it looked at the relationship that a farmer shares with her land, her seeds and raises vital questions about food, the very essence of human life.
Mr. CkGanguly (Bablu), Secretary cum Chief functionary, Timbaktu Collective who initiated the same in 1990, has been attempting to respond to the desperate situation and agrarian crisis in 140 villages of Anantapur District in Andhra Pradesh.
There was a display and sale of Timbaktu products arranged by Timbaktu collective.
The interactive session after the screening was very interesting.