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TOXIFICATION (12A)

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Dominion Arts Education Centre

The Green

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Celebrated the world over for its fertile land, see the devastating consequences of pesticide on minds, bodies and the soil of the Punjab.

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“Punjab is the biggest market for pesticide in Asia.”

The north Indian state of Punjab was said to have produced enough food to feed the entire country during the Green Revolution. However, drug abuse and the overuse of agricultural chemicals have crippled a landscape which was once so lush.

TOXIFICATION is a documentary about the people of Punjab, from the farmers trying to make ends meet in a backbreaking profession, to the widowed mothers left with the debt of their husbands, to the quiet organic farming movement encouraging farmers to revert back to the traditional way of growing crops.

www.toxification.com

The director of this film, Rehmat Rayatt, is a young filmmaker and this has been her first Feature documentary. In interviews she has given, she has explained that despite being A British Punjabi, she really had not expected to see what she did when arriving in Punjab in 2014, and nor had they expected to make a film this long. However the stories she was hearing were hard hitting and emotional and she felt compelled to share them.

Already selected for three film festivals, it recently went on to win Best Documentary at Canada's prestigious Ottawa Indian Film Festival Awards.

The headline sponsor for the Toxification screenings is Kashi House, a dedicated not-for-profit publisher of books on Sikh and Punjabi heritage, arts and culture.

With thanks also to all the sponsors and the screening venues for their kind support.

www.toxification.com

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Twitter: @toxificationdoc

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