In 1978 two bitter enemies--Uganda’s Idi Amin and Tanzania’s Julius Nyerere --fought a brutal war that drove Amin and his family into exile. Now their two sons, Madaraka Nyerere and Jaffar Amin, set out to climb Africa’s iconic Mount Kilimanjaro on a journey of reconciliation.
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In her emerald sari and blood-red bindi the size of a half-dollar on her forehead, sixty two year old Vandana Shiva is an arresting presence as she stands before rapt audiences, galvanizing international conferences, addressing the United Nations, deftly parrying the queries of television interviewers and news documentarians … or simply conversing with impoverished and beleaguered villagers in remote corners of the so-called “underdeveloped” world.
Among those engaged with sustainability, globalization, organic farming, global warming, the intersection of water rights with human rights, seed banks, and opposition to the spread of genetically modified crops, the patenting of life forms, and the corporate privatization of nature, Vandana Shiva is an icon of a global movement, a veritable rock star.
But even among those who pride themselves on being well-informed, she’s relatively unknown.
And even among activists, few know how this daughter of a simple forest guard who patrolled the Himalayan foothills rose from obscurity to become the single most articulate voice of anti-corporate sustainability in the world and a much loved leader of Gandhian stature.
We just spent two weeks with Vandana at her farm near Dehradun and are beginning work on this production.