Correspondent

BHUBANESWAR: A film festival featuring documentaries on food issues shall be underway at the Red Cross Bhawan in the City on June 7 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The festival is being hosted collectively by a number of well-known non-governmental organisations - UNCAGE, Bhubaneswar, SAGE, Hyderabad, DULAL, MASS, Agragamee, RCDC, Ahimsa Club, JKS and KIRDTI.

The festival would screen four films - Apna Aloo Bazar Becha, Deconstructing Supper, World According to Monsanto and Poison on the Platter, the hosts informed. The last one has been made by renowned filmmaker and activist Mahesh Bhatt, they added.

Apna Aloo Bzar Becha is a film on the impact of globalisation on the communities inhabiting the mountains of Gahrwal valley – how a series of events forced it to join the market economy.

The film has won the Golden Deer Award in Ecofilms Festival held in Greece in 2008, they explained.

Similarly, in Deconstructing Supper, renowned chef John Bishop leads the viewers on an eye-opening and engaging journey into the billion-dollar battle to control global food production, they elaborated.

World According to Monsanto, the French documentary directed by independent filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin “paints a grim picture of a company with a long track record of environmental crimes and health scandals” while Mahesh Bhatt's movie about GM food - Poison on the Platter – shows how health hazards are being caused by the genetically modified food products leading to catastrophes.

No entry pass is required to view the films, the hosts clarified.