A Documentary Film on the historic Farmers' Protest from  26 November 2020 to 11 December 2021
 Inside a tractor camp. Farmers have been using trollies (used for carrying the crop harvest) to camp at the borders. Farmers are camped at Delhi borders since 26 November last year protesting the three farm laws brought in by the central government that seek to privatize agriculture. This is Independent India's largest and longest running peaceful protest.
A banner questioning the role of mainstream media (controlled by right wing corporates) in India that have tried to push forth the government agenda to defame and delegitimize the protest. And (right) "We are farmers, not terrorists." 
At the Bharati Kisan Union Ekta (Ugrahan's)  office on Tikri border - a graffiti of sickle cutting a Lotus (BJP symbol) and Joginder Singh Ugrahan (president) talks to the camera.
Nanak Hut library at Tikri. Libraries have sprung up at all borders and many fortnightly newspapers circulating specifically at the borders for the farners.
A woman protestor, Karmjeet Kaur, holding the copy of three farm laws for burning at Lohri on Tikri Border.
Protestors burn copies of three farm laws and images of Narendra Modi and corporates Mukesh Ambani and Gautum Adani on Lohri.
Cops and riot control police present in massive numbers at the Delhi borders on 26 January 2021 - the Indian Republic Day when the protesting farmers were granted permission to enter Delhi on a specific route given by the government. The famed Tractor Rally eventually turned violent.
Farmers holding banners asking for legal MSP or Minimum Support Price on their crop during the tractor march. The three laws that threat to privatize agriculture have left the farmers vulnerable at the hands of private players.
A protester holds an effigy of IMF (International Monetary Fund) that reads "repeal of three farm laws and down with Modi government. The roles of international organizations like IMF and WTO in understanding the economic dynamics of developing nations are constantly being questioned.
United Sikhs camp at Ghazipur border. Organizations like United Sikhs and Khalsa Aid (along with many others) form the backbone of the protest by doing round the clock service and running shelters.
Media crowds Rakesh Tikait as he enters the Ghazipur stage. The farm leader from western Uttar Pradesh, who is also the national spokesperson for Bharati Kisan Union (BKU), turned the tide of the protest after he refused to leave the campsite at Ghazipur on 28 January night after the government tried forcibly to evacuate the site. 
Rakesh Tikait and Joginder Singh Ugrahan address the crowd at Ghazipur border.
"Down with the fascist." A banner at the Shahjahanpur border on the Delhi Jaipur highway.
Farmers at Shahjahanpur border and (right) farm leader and politician Yogendra Yadav. One of the initial 7 members of Samyukt Kisan Morcha (United Farmers Front) - the body leading the protests at Delhi borders and across the country. SKM has grown from a 7 member committee to an organization with 500 plus farm and labour unions across India today.
Activist Medha Patkar talks to the camera.
Women queue outside a shelter home after Women's Day celebration at Tikri Border and women conducting a march at village Kila Raipur in Punjab to mobilize more women to join the protest. India has never seen participation by women in such high numbers in any protest till date.
Meetings to mobilise villagers for the protest at villages in Punjab and (right) dharna (protest) at a Toll plaza in Punjab. Keeping the anti corporate stance, none of the toll plazas in Punjab and Haryana have been working since November 2020 and the protestors have also gheraoed all Reliance petrol pumps and stores.
Farmers with small land holding discuss the problems facing them if the 3 farm laws are put into effect, and their experience of Delhi borders after returning home for harvesting.
Agriculture in India has been in a state of crisis for decades. With the unprecedented ecological damages done by Green Revolution, the situation is in dire need of reform with farmers resorting to suicides because of the increasing prices and web of loans surrounding them. 
Heaps of wheat at a Mandi in Punjab. The three farm laws seek to suspend the government run mandis and their entire network of people causing unemployment at a massive scale.
Mechanized wheat harvesting . Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh, known as the wheat bowl of the country, provides food grain to the entire nation of 1.38 billion people in an annual paddy wheat cycle.
Filmed and Directed by Novita Singh
Creative Producer Terrie Samundra
Additional filming: Akshit Sharma
Image Contributions: Himanshu Dua, Hardik Chhabra,Akshit Sharma
In association with Punjab Club 

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