PREVIEW: Marching in the Dark (Documentary) Watch Trailer

This documentary is on the deepening farmer suicides issue in India, especially in Maharashtra, where it has been filmed. According to story in the Variety, there were 23,000 farmer suicides from 2009-2016 and 2014 to 2022 30 committed suicide daily. 

MARCHING IN THE DARK: Kinshuk Surjan / BelgiumNetherlands & India / 2024 / World Premiere / 111 min  at the Copenhagan International Documentary Festival (March 13-24, 2024)

The widows come together to break the vicious cycle of debt and climate related chaos in Indian agriculture that has pushed their desperate husbands to kill themselves – and leave them with the debt. A powerful and compelling film about solidarity between sisters.

The drought-stricken Indian rural region of Maharashtra is hit by a butterfly effect of chaotic crises. The climate, artificially low prices on the world market, rising imports and lack of regulation are pushing farmers into bottomless debt and deep poverty. The consequence is an unbearably high suicide rate. Some poison themselves by drinking the pesticides that put them in debt. They leave their wives with large, unpaid bank loans, the responsibility of raising their children and a farm to take care of. ‘Marching in the Dark’ turns its attention to the many women left behind who are connected by a common pain. Together they seek out a local psychologist to share stories, question orthodox practices, be vulnerable and comfort each other. But the meetings are also a silent rebellion against a patriarchal society and a first step in an inevitable liberation. A compelling story about a vicious circle and the first steps towards a resilient women’s movement.

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Trailer courtesy: Clin d’œil Fims & YouTube

By SAT Entertainment Reporter

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