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Documentary | 87 minutes | English, Hindi, Kannada | October, 2021
Tens of thousands of Indian farmers begin their sit-in protest in November 2020 on the borders of Delhi against three contentious farm laws brought by the Union government. They demand total repeal of the laws as they perceive them to be leaning towards corporatization of agriculture. The ruling dispensation tries many coercive measures to dismantle the agitation. However, the farmers continue their peaceful resistance with great patience and determination for over a year. The movement thereafter commands global solidarity.
Finally, the government withdraws the laws, grudgingly accepting the demands of the agitating farmers.
A battle is won, it seems. But the bigger war of achieving socioeconomic and environmental sustainability has to be won.
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Kesari Haravoo’s debut feature Bhoomigeetha (Song of the Earth) (India/Kannada/1997-8) won several awards including the National Award for the Best Film Environment, Preservation & Conservation 1998. It was also screened at Sao Paulo International FF and the Global Earthvision FF, Tokyo.
His short documentary Wither Gundia? was shortlisted and screened at the UN Conference on Forests, Istanbul 2013.
A Good Man is his second feature film.
He is actively making films on environment, agriculture, sustainability and other social themes.
He made a feature length documentary film Kisan Satyagraha – Tremors of Change? in 2021 on the ongoing Indian Farmers’ resistance at the Delhi borders.