The short film ‘Invisible: Women and the Future of Millets’, directed by Arjun Swaminathan, captures the intricate relationship that women farmers have with millets through generations. The film is a compelling narrative of the journey of millets from being a lost cause to a superfood, as well as the recognition of the labour put in by women farmers from all sections of the society – especially the marginalised communities. With efforts towards gender inclusivity, modernisation of the processing aspects, and newfound awareness around the nutritional benefits of millets, further supported by social media, the film shows how the lives of these women are changing. Through interactions with on-ground workers, sectoral experts, and government officials, this film attempts to gauge the areas where intervention is required to make this transition even more meaningful for all the stakeholders.
As we celebrate the International Year of Millets this year, spearheaded by India, FOLU India releases this short film in a public screening event organised on 12th December in New Delhi. Prof. Ramesh Chand, Niti Aayog member, will deliver the inaugural address as the Chief Guest of the event.
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