Chennai Monthly Screenings: September 2014 – Nero’s Guests

start: Sep 26, 2014 06:00PM
End: Sep 26, 2014 09:00PM

Venue: Panuval Book Store 112, 1st Floor, Thiruvalluvar Salai Thiruvanmiyur (Near Jayanthi Signal) Chennai – 600 041. Tel 8939967179


Chennai Monthly Screenings: September 2014
Organised by MARUPAKKAM

26 September 2014; 6 pm; Panuval Book Shop, Tiruvanmiyur, Chennai

Moderator: Mini Hari
Guest Speaker: Nityanand Jayaraman

Nero’s Guests
Dir: Deepa Bhatia; 56 min; English subtitles
From farms to fashion shows, from college campuses to the countryside, a film that looks at India’s growing inequality and our own complicity in its creation. Nearly 200,000 farmers have committed suicide in India over the last 10 years. But the mainstream media hardly reflects this. ‘Nero’s Guests’ is a story about India’s agrarian crisis and the growing inequality seen through the work of the Rural Affairs Editor of Hindu newspaper, P. Sainath. Through sustained coverage of the farm crisis, Sainath and his colleagues created the national agenda, compelling a government in denial to take notice and act. Through his writings and lectures, Sainath tries to make us see the real India, and provokes us to think who are the ‘Nero’s Guests’ in today’s world. Nero’s Guests has been shot in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Nagpur and Vidarbha in Maharashtra.

DVD copy contributed by Magic Lantern Movies, New Delhi