i181 Technology and Poverty

Spring 2011


Documentary on farmer suicides and Indian mainstream media

Nero’s Guests: Documentary Screening and Discussion
When: Sunday, April 10 2011 @ 11:30 AM – - 02:30PM
Where: San Jose Peace and Justice Center
48 S. 7th. Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Description: SYNOPSIS

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 The Hindu newspaper, P. Sainath. Through his writings and lectures, Sainath makes us confront the India we don’t want to see, and provokes us to think about who ‘Nero’s Guests’ are in today’s world.

P. Sainath, Rural Affairs Editor of The Hindu, is the 2007 winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia’s most prestigious prize (and often referred to as the ‘Asian Nobel’), for Journalism Literature and Creative Communications Arts.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Mr. Sainath.

Admission is free and open to the public. Suggested donation $5-$10. Screening will start at 11:30am, sharp.

This event is sponsored by San Jose Peace and Justice Center


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