October 24th 2021


How did the willful daughter of a Himalayan forest conservator become the world’s most powerful opponent of Monsanto? The Seeds of Vandana Shiva, a feature-length documentary, presents the remarkable life story of the Gandhian eco-activist and agro-ecologist, Vandana Shiva.

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About The Event


    The film will be introduced by its local Ojai director, Jim Becket, and a Q&A will follow the screening.

    Doors open at 4:00pm, please arrive early so we can start promptly at 4:30pm.

    This event is free, but space is limited. Please register in advance!


    A classic David versus Goliath tale, the film shows how Vandana, a brilliant scientist, became Monsanto’s worst nightmare and a rock star of the international organic food movement.

    Vandana Shiva is a modern-day revolutionary, and for forty years has been fighting a heroic battle on behalf of humanity and the ecologically besieged natural systems that support us. But she is opposed by powerful multinational corporations invested in continuing their degenerative but lucrative agricultural practices. By profiling one of the greatest activists of modern times, the film looks at the epic struggle over who controls the world’s food systems, and asks the question, who will prevail?


    "We were first introduced to Vandana Shiva at a series of environmental conferences almost twenty years ago. And, like most people on their first meeting with her, we realized immediately that we were in the presence of an eco-activist rock star.

    The more time we spent with her, and learned about her life experiences, the more we were inspired to tell her story. Her life has embodied the notion that “one person can make a difference”, and so we asked if we could capture her journey on film. She agreed. The Seeds of Vandana Shiva is the result.

    Through Vandana’s evolution as an activist against the global Goliaths of food and farming, the film also aims to shine a light on where we are today—industrial food accounts for up to 40% of carbon emissions, while pesticides destroy soils, water systems and biodiversity, and harm human health. Contrary to the spin that industrial food is essential to feeding the world, today more than two billion people face food insecurity across the globe.

    Vandana speaks for an ecological vision for food and farming in which we can regenerate the environment and human democracies. Our hope is that Vandana’s extraordinary story will act as a catalyst for more awareness around the issues, and to inspire audiences to be part of the change."

Becket Films


Becket Films is an independent documentary film company based in Ojai, California. Our mission is to inspire action towards a healthy environment and social justice through film. In other words, as filmmakers, we seek to explore cultural, social, and economic diversity and to offer uncommon viewpoints through the medium of film.

We've worked in more than thirty-five countries on five continents to illuminate the perspectives of change-makers worldwide. We try to combine well-researched content with beautiful footage to inspire understanding and change in the global community.

In-Person Event


We are welcoming all of our Ojai community members who are registering for this event. Since the new order from Ventura County Health Office, all individuals in the county need to wear a face-covering in all indoor settings for the control of COVID-19. Please see the county website for more information here: