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Fri, Feb 11, 2011
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DIRECTOR: Anusha Rizvi - INDIA

A satire of the real-life epidemic of farmer suicides that have plagued India for the past decade, Rizvi infuses humor and buoyancy into his depiction of this tragic predicament. In the village of Peepli, two poor farmers, Natha and Budhia, face losing their land over an unpaid government loan. Desperate, they seek help from an apathetic local politician, who suggests they commit suicide to benefit from a government program that aids the families of indebted deceased farmers. When a journalist overhears Budhia urge Natha to “do what needs to be done” for the sake of their families, a media frenzy ignites around whether or not Natha will. Soon Natha becomes a cause célèbre, drawing out the true character and motivations of those who cross his path. (110 mins.)

First Feature Film.

This year’s Indian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.


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