The Seeds of Vandana Shiva (2021): A Credible Actor of Change


  • Timija Futo Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design
  • Elnaz Nasehi Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design



The Seeds of Vandana Shiva, Eco-feminism, Documentary Film, Persuasive Strategies in Films, Women Empowerment, Environmental Activism


Dr. Vandana Shiva has a history of environmental activism and gained popularity in mainstream media specifically for Western audiences. She has established herself as an opposition against seed monopoly and a promoter of unity. This paper chooses The Seeds of Vandana Shiva (2021), a documentary about Vandana Shiva’s environmental activism from an ecofeminist perspective in order to introduce different concepts addressed by this film such as women empowerment, and reductionism. This article offers a discussion on the several persuasive strategies employed in this documentary film in order to promote change, appeal to emotions, and generate a sense of identification with the character and her cause.


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How to Cite

Futo, T., & Nasehi, E. (2023). The Seeds of Vandana Shiva (2021): A Credible Actor of Change. Kadın/Woman 2000, Journal for Women’s Studies, 24(1), 77–96.