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FILM SERIES AT HOME | THE MAN WHO TRIED TO FEED THE WORLD

March 3 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Nicollet County Historical Society and Saint Peter Community and Family Education present our 13th season of documentary films! These documentaries inform, challenge ideas, and create conversation. This spring, our films will not be shown in person. Instead, we are providing the links for you to view these films online for free at home. After watching each film, we encourage you to participate in an online discussion in the Documentary Film Series Discussion Page on NCHS’s Facebook page.

The Man Who Tried to Feed the World: A Tale of Good Deeds and Unintended Consequences

In 1966, drought and an exploding population confronted India with the imminent threat of a severe famine. India turned to Norman Borlaug, an unassuming plant breeder from Iowa who not only solved India’s famine problem but would go on to lead a “Green Revolution” of worldwide agriculture programs, saving countless lives. He was awarded the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his work but spent the rest of his life watching his methods and achievements come under increasing fire.

The Man Who Tried to Feed the World recounts the story of the man who would not only solve India’s famine problem, but would go on to lead a “Green Revolution” of worldwide agriculture programs, saving countless lives. He was awarded the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his work but spent the rest of his life watching his methods and achievements come under increasing fire.

53 minutes.

Recommended viewing date: Thursday, March 3, 2022

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