Mad Cow Sacred Cow (2009)

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Terrified of his food, filmmaker Anand Ramayya (Cosmic Current) embarks on a journey that reveals shocking connections between the Mad Cow crisis, Farm crisis and Global Food crisis. ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Swami Agnivesh Swami Agnivesh ... Himself
Maneka Gandhi Maneka Gandhi ... Herself - Indian Meat Export Critic
D.N. Jha D.N. Jha ... Himself - Historian
Edie Mead Edie Mead ... Herself - Cattle Farmer
Richard Mead Richard Mead ... Himself - Cattle Farmer
Teresa Mead Teresa Mead ... Herself - Anand's Wife
Narendra Modi ... Himself - Chief Minister of Gujarat
Cam Ostercamp Cam Ostercamp ... Himself - Cattle Farmer
Anand Ramayya ... Himself - Narrator
Owen Ramayya Owen Ramayya ... Himself - Anand's Son
Vandana Shiva ... Herself - Small Farming Advocate (as Dr. Vandana Shiva)
Murray Waldman Murray Waldman ... Himself - Researching Physician (as Dr. Murray Waldman)
Nettie Wiebe Nettie Wiebe ... Herself - Philosopher & Organic Farmer


Terrified of his food, filmmaker Anand Ramayya (Cosmic Current) embarks on a journey that reveals shocking connections between the Mad Cow crisis, Farm crisis and Global Food crisis. Ramayya realizes that the cow is not only his favourite meal but also the God of his Hindu ancestors and the livelihood of his Canadian in-laws, who are small farmers. With a sense of humor and curiosity, Ramayya embarks on a journey to learn more about the modern Mad Cow and ancient Sacred Cow in hopes that their stories will reveal a solution to his fear of food. The journey takes him from his in-laws' family farm all the way back to India, land of the Sacred Cow. Ironically, modern India is also home to a burgeoning meat export industry that threatens to destroy an agricultural economy centered around the Sacred Cow and critical to the livelihood of 65% of India's population. Globalization emerges as a re-occurring character in this journey, revealing a world gone mad, an ecological crisis, religious ... Written by A.Ramayya

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A farm crisis, a food crisis and the bizarre journey of a beef-eating Hindu








English | Hindi

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