Punjabi farmers hooked on heroin

Punjabi farmers hooked on heroin; Various shots body being carried along road surrounded by cortege Various shots women along with widow (face covered by scarf) Funeral cortege along ID card and photograph of farmer who killed himself after crop failure and debts Various shots funeral pyre prepared Various shots funeral pyre flames watched by son to whom the debt has been bequeathed Various shots elders watching funeral Burning pyre Various shots reporter talking to locals (Not heard) Mahinder Singh (Cotton farmer) interview SOT [Translation voiced over] - The government says you shouldn't kill yourself this way, my nephew jumped off a building and died, the government says he should have drunk pesticide then we would have got money Baldev Singh (Farmers' Union member) interview SOT [Translation voiced over] - 2 months another farmer jumped off a roof and killed himself, got nothing from government Mahinder Singh interview SOT [Translation voiced over] - The government should tell us how they want us to kill ourselves Various shots crops being tended by farmers in fields Reporter to camera Close up young goat Shingara Singh Mann (District President, Indian Farmers' Union) interview SOT [Translation voiced over] - This whole spate of suicides 4-5 a day juts in this region the cotton belt, but many go unreported, just 3 suicides a day is 90 a month and that is just in this area. Punjab has been ruined by the green revolution CUTAWAY reporter Cattle pulling cart along road with people sat in back Woman turning and walking back into building grounds Various shots Karmjit Kaur (Kaur Singh's widow) sat in front of portrait of her husband [Who poisoned himself because of debt] Karmjit Kaur (Kaur Singh's widow) interview SOT [Translation voiced over] - The debt was the only reason he killed himself, we have one son, even giving up the land we still had debt, he silently worried about it Close shot portrait Reporter sat in courtyard with fam...


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Clip #:643722120HD
Date created:August 09, 2016
License type:Rights-ready
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Clip length:00:04:49:08
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