As sad as it may seem, suicide is the answer for many farmers in the rustic village of Punjab. What could be so horrible that would make so many people drastically decide to take their own life? Large regions in India are suffering from severe times of crisis. Many people are going unaware of the brutal crisis consuming entire districts in India. However, whether or not people are aware, their problems are only getting worse.
Currently, there is no answer to the crisis. Only time can determine the faith of these regions in India and the hope of the people. What makes these farmers go over the edge? Industrially motivated policies on farming, interest loans and environmental damage.
Follow the expedition of filmmaker Harpreet Kaur as she treks across these villages to meet the most powerful government officials. She strives to help them realize the aftermath of their harsh legislative movements and she hopes to find an answer to give these children better prospects in life.
What would you say to a person who is considering ending their life in times of conflict or distress? Please leave suggestions, answers and comments in the space below.
This will be one of the films shown at the Film Festival in September.