Reclaiming the food system: film screening and panel
The world is experiencing high population growth, climate change, pervasive food insecurity, terrorist attacks and limited natural resources; but in the face of this, we as the world are improving. From re-establishing local organic farming to supporting female founders, and claiming independence from Monsanto – in Burkina Faso are people who are dedicated to achieving social and economic justice. These social entrepreneurs and changemakers are reclaiming the food system and their future in the process.
We will be joined by Iara Lee, activist, filmmaker and Founder of Cultures of Resistance Network – an organization that promotes global solidarity and supports changemakers to build a more just and peaceful world through creative resistance. Iara Lee has directed and produced dozens of documentaries and short films over the last decade, including the documentary that will be screened this evening.
17:30 – Doors open
18:00 – Screening of Burkinabè Bounty (2018)
18:40 – Panel discussion with Film Director Iara Lee, Andrea Stover of Stockholm Food Movement
19:00 – Mingle
About Burkinabè Bounty:
This documentary chronicles agricultural resistance and the fight for food sovereignty in Burkina Faso – a small, landlocked country in West Africa. Showcasing activist farmers, students, artists, and leaders in the local Slow Food movement, the film looks at how the Burkinabé people are reclaiming their land and defending their traditions against the encroachment of corporate agribusiness. From women gaining economic independence by selling artisanal dolo beer, to youth marching in the streets against companies like Monsanto, to hip-hop musicians setting up their own farms and reviving the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara through their music, BURKINABÈ BOUNTY shows the creative tactics people are using to take back control of their food, seeds, and future.
Filmmaking is a way of documenting social injustices and also plays an important role in the effort to change things for the better. Cultures of Resistance films are used to advance a variety of important human rights campaigns. From the international movement to ban cluster munitions to efforts to raise awareness about our consumption of Congolese conflict minerals, Cultures of Resistance Films aims to achieve social and economic justice and to showcase creative efforts to promote peace and protect human rights.
Registration for this event is free. Please notify us at [email protected] if you can no longer attend. No shows will be charged a fee of 275 SEK if cancellation is not received prior to the event. Members of Impact Hub are exempt from all fees and charges.
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