|TITLE||The Seeds of Vandana Shiva|
|DIRECTOR||Camilla Becket, James Becket|
|PRODUCERS||Camilla Becket, James Becket, Jim Whitney|
|MUSIC||William Goodrum, Volker Barber|
The Seeds of Vandana Shiva tells the extraordinary story of Dr Vandana Shiva, Gandhian eco-activist, who stood up to the corporate Goliaths of industrial agriculture, rose to prominence in the seed-saving and organic food movements and is inspiring an international crusade for change.
Camilla grew up in South Africa and worked in the anti-apartheid movement. After college, she managed outreach and communications for independent publishers who originated works by anti-apartheid intellectuals and artists, including Nobel Laureates Nelson Mandela, Nadine Gordimer, and J.M. Coetzee. She launched Becket Films with Jim Becket with a mission to focus on international environmental issues, social justice, and health. Camilla has co-produced several Becket Films projects, including the award-winning Sons of Africa, and films for the Religion, Science, and Environment series about besieged water bodies around the world that feature leading environmentalists and climate change activists as well as religious and indigenous leaders.
Jim brings a varied career to his filmmaking: developmental economist, human rights lawyer, journalist, and author. As Director of Public Information for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Jim made several films about international refugee problems around the world. Since then he has co-produced several documentaries on contemporary environmental issues, including The Green Patriarch, The Amazon: The End of Infinity, The Arctic: The Consequences of Human Folly, and El Misterio del Capital de los Indigenas Amazonicos. Jim’s most recent film was the multi-award-winning Sons of Africa. Jim’s awards include festival Best Film awards, two Humanitas Awards, and a George Foster Peabody award.