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Screening of Harvest of Grief

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 7:00pm

The Iowa International Center is sponsoring a showing of Harvest of Grief, a film highlighting the plight of Indian farmers driven to suicide by globalization.  This program is free and open to the public.

The hour-long documentary examines a wave of suicides among farmers, mostly in the Punjab region of India. Once considered the country’s prosperous breadbasket, the region has seen, by some accounts, as many as 40,000 suicides over the past 20 years.

Quaker support of Indian independence from Britain: AFSC's early history in India

Before the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) had programs in India, it had several contacts with people in that country. None was more interesting and colorful than with the poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore, first made through British Quakers.

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