245 04|a The dying fields.

260 __|a Arlington, VA : |b PBS, |c 2007.

500 __|a Copyright permission expires 08/28/08.

511 0_|a Anchor, Daljit Dhaliwal.

520 __|a A tragedy is unfolding in the cotton-growing region of Vidarbha, central India, where crop failures, sinking global cotton prices, spiraling debts and a forbidding bureaucracy are driving farmers to unbearable levels of despair. In 2006, in Vidarbha alone, 1,044 suicides were reported - one suicide every eight hours. WIDE ANGLE captures the tense relations between farmers and illegal money lenders, traveling salesmen hawking expensive "miracle seeds" that often require irrigation few farmers have and a businessman-turned-activist who's staking a political career on the cause of Vidarbha's farmers and farm widows. 60 minutes.

521 __|a High school to adult.

546 __|a Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

651 _0|a Vidarbha (India) |x Economic conditions.

651 _0|a Vidarbha (India) |x Social conditions.

700 1_|a Dhaliwal, Daljit, |d 1962-

710 2_|a PBS

710 2_|a WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)

730 0_|a Wide angle (Television program)

856 42|a http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/