When a small farming community in South India decided to switch from their decades-old practice of chemical agriculture to organic farming, little did they know that they were planting the seeds of a silent revolution. By showcasing the exemplary efforts of farmers of a tiny village in Andhra Pradesh, Timbaktu explores critical issues of food security and sovereignty.

At its heart, the film looks at the relationship that a farmer shares with her land, her seeds and raises critical questions about food, the very essence of human life.

The citation for the National Award for the film reads, "For a film that chronicles an initiative to regenerate degraded land through the means of organic farming, portraying a miraculous transformation in a quietly convincing way.”

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