Mad Cow Sacred Cow broadcast premiere on CBC Newsworld The Lens in January

10 Jan

After enjoying its World Premiere at the Whistler Film Festival ‘08, Mad Cow Sacred Cow will have its broadcast premiere on CBC Newsworld’s “The Lens” on January 27th, 2009, 10:00 PM EST.

calfFollowing up on the Gemini Award winning “Cosmic Current,” filmmaker Anand Ramayya embarks on another personal journey but this time he is a new father, and completely terrified of his food. The steaks are high as his journey reveals shocking connections between the Mad Cow crisis, Farm crisis and Global Food crisis.

Weaving interviews from renowned speakers such as Dr. Vandana Shiva, Maneka Gandhi, Dr. Murray Waldman, Nettie Wiebe and Swami Agnivesh with stunning visuals of a personal journey that crosses continents, the story of Mad Cow Sacred Cow takes us from the filmmaker’s own happy days of indiscriminate beef consumption to the frightening realities created by globalization.

Mad Cow Sacred Cow is a universal story that connects the food we eat to the environmental, cultural, economic and health crisis we are currently facing on a global level. A project that began over four years ago in response to the Mad Cow crisis has become even more relevant and timely today.img_06712

Stunning High Definition visuals and an Indian fusion music score transport us from the rolling prairies of cattle country in Southern Canada to the heart of Exotic Southern India and the land of the Sacred Cow. Edited by Chris Bizzocchi (Tree Fallers), Cinematography by Thomas Hale (A Year at Sherbrooke, Cosmic Current), Music by Raj Ramayya (Space Cowboy Beebop, Cosmic Current), Producer/Production Sound Ryan Lockwood. The project is produced by four- time Gemini Award winning Karma Film in association with CBC Newsworld and Hulo Films.

Financing partners include Canadian Television Fund, Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund, Rogers, SaskFilm and broadcast partners CBC Newsworld, Saskatchewan Communications Network, and Knowledge Network.img_1345


2 Responses to “Mad Cow Sacred Cow broadcast premiere on CBC Newsworld The Lens in January”

  1. Kriteen February 15, 2009 at 11:53 pm #

    I was speaking to friends in India about the plight of farmers. 150k committed suicide based on he figures on this film. My friends and me could not find any stats remotely close to this figure. Could you please clarify where there producer got these numbers? If this is showing on CBS, I’m sure there is some truth to it. Knowing the source wll help us understand.

    • rawtalent February 17, 2009 at 12:07 pm #

      Hi Kriteen, thank you for your comments. The Producer/ Director, Anand Ramayya has referenced the following title, and I have also attached the link for a recent article about the crisis of farmer suicides in India.

      Shiva, Vandana Dr. & Jalees, Kunwar. Farmer Suicides in India. Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology. 2002


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