IHDUA is collaborating with HCG, a cancer care specialist, to support Indian tobacco farmers who are ready to make the switch to alternative crops that are healthy, environmentally responsible and economically viable. With help from supporters like you, we will produce a companion documentary that follows their journey and explores how other farmers like them can say goodbye to growing tobacco for good.
This film, initially available in English and Kannada (the main local language of Karnataka), will be used to spread awareness among Indian tobacco farmers about the alternatives available to them, and to destroy the notion that tobacco is the only crop they can grow. At the same time, we will share this work with a general international audience in order to shed light on the phenomenon of tobacco growing in India, as well as the strides that are being taken to curb tobacco consumption and its harmful effects on society.
Check out our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for more information on the project, and how you can take part in telling this important story.