This film explores the dark secret of the Green Revolution, namely the marginalisation of agricultural labour in Punjab. Through interviews across age groups, Ami tracks the psychological, social and economic ramifications of a community indebted in perpetuity with no expectations of a reprieve. Balancing incisive political commentary with a compassionate portrayal of individuals habituated to hopelessness, Born in Debt is a powerful critique of the narrative of development handed down in the state of Punjab.
This film got commendation award at IDPA festival 2002
Duration: 40 Mins