Nearly 2, 00, 000 farmers have committed suicide in India over the last 10 years. But the mainstream media hardly reflects this. Nero´s Guests is a story about India’s agrarian crisis and the growing inequality seen through the work of the Rural Affairs Editor of Hindu newspaper, P Sainath.
Through sustained coverage of the farm crisis, Sainath and his colleagues created the national agenda, compelling a government in denial to take notice and act. Through his writings and lectures, Sainath makes us confront the India we don’t want to see, and provokes us to think about who ‘Nero’s Guests’ are in today’s world.Director: Deepa Bhatia
Cinematographers: Amol Gole
Editors: Abhro Banerjee
Musicians: Shailendra Barve
Producer: Deepa Bhatia, Iikka Vehkalahti, Joonas Berghell, Pramod Mathur
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 55 minutes
CBFC rating: N.A.