the gold of a yellow plant

2021
Co-Directed by Jahnavi Phalkey & Laurie Sumiye
3;00

Agronomists as revolutionaries who sought political change through scientific work

An archival, animated history of three scientists who became sparks to political and social revolution from within and beyond the lab. Amílcar Cabral (Guinea-Bissau, Africa), Nikolai Vavilov (Soviet Union), and Pandurang Khankhoje (India, Mexico) resisted the status quo through their research, with slow hope, to envision long term solutions to food security, reclaiming human dignity, and political freedoms.

Created for Symbiosis 2021, a commissioned short film series funded by Science Sandbox in which a filmmaker is paired with a scientist to make a film in one week on the theme of Resistance. Premiered at the Imagine Science Film Festival 2021.

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