Reviews and Festivals
"Recommended. Toxic Tears provides a succinct overview of the serious situation of agriculture in India. Subtitled 'the darker side of the Green Revolution', Toxic Tears is conveniently divided into 5 minute chapters that effectively cover the issues: Green Revolution, debt, suicide, globalization, and hope. Recommended for courses discussing bioethics, GMOs, rural life in developing countries, economic development in developing countries, or advocacy."
— Educational Media Reviews Online
"The social crisis described in the video brings to the forefront significant challenges facing farming communities in many parts of the developing world."
— Science Books and Films
"This short but powerful film depicts the environmental, social, and financial costs of the ‘Green Revolution’ that was heralded as the solution to Third World poverty and food shortage but has also imposed debt, pollution, and corporate governmentality on local people. Toxic Tears
is a very useful teaching tool for getting out the message about the mixed effects of technological and corporate intervention in local lives and economies. Suitable for high school classes and for college courses, as well as general audiences."
— Anthropology Review Database
takes a hard look at the alleged perversions of the system…(and) highlights an undeniable problem…” — Radio Netherlands Worldwide
profiles the heart-broken men and women in Punjab's villages who lost their sons to faulty farming practices.” — The Times of India WINNER
United Nations Association Global Wake-Up Festival, Best International Short Documentary
International Documentary Film Festival
Globians Documentary Film Festival
Document 9 Film Festival
Eco Film Festival
Environmental Film Festival
UNA Global Wakeup Film Festival