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Talking to the Wind (2020)

Maharashtra was hit by a three year long man-made drought that led to community-wide despair. And while climate change was a catalyst, it was not the only reason behind the mass suicides.

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Akshaya Sawant
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Since 2015, Maharashtra, India has been in the throes of a man-made drought which has surpassed the drought of 1972, a natural calamity. During the past three years of the drought, farmers have invested thousands of dollars in their crops, all in vain. The societal norm in India, especially the rural areas, is a patriarchal system where the man goes to work and the woman stays home to take care of the house and children. The women are not looked at as a resource but are treated like a liability. To preserve her and her family's honor in the society, the woman is married off as soon as she turns eighteen. The financial status of the family they marry depends on the dowry her parents can afford to give. Since bank loans are not easily accessible to them, farmers take money from private money lenders who charge exorbitant interest dowry. With no income because of the relentless drought, the farmers get drawn into a vicious debt cycle. In the communities of Maharashtra, a family's honor ...

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Marathi

Release Date:

12 November 2020 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Beed, Maharashtra, India

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$40,000 (estimated)
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