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‘Peepli Live’ Brings Attention to Indian Farmers

2010 August 19
by Shared by Steve Rust

The Hindi film Peepli Live (Anusha Rizvi, 2010) is about two brothers in the heart of rural India who seek the help of a local politician because of fears they will lose their farm. Unconcerned the politician mockingly suggests that the brothers commit suicide and benefit from a government scheme that aids the families of indebted farmers who have done so. Peepli Live screened at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the first Hindi film ever for the festival.

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  1. smonani permalink
    August 19, 2010

    I heard the NPR story this morning. The film is produced by Aamir Khan, a popular Bollywood actor turned producer who has starred in a host of other films including the hugely successful, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), which has received quite a bit of scholarship attention for its colonial/postcolonial commentaries.

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