Otherwise, ILEIA, FIAN and Movie W are joint organisers of the film festival ‘Food 4 All – Hungry For Justice’. During this special documentary festival on october 7th, 8th and 9th , you’ll make a cinematographic tour of sustainable food systems and agro-ecology. On three consecutive evenings we are showing films on this topical subject. These will be evenings of revealing facts, hopeful messages and attractive images. Each screening will be followed by an discussion session between a speaker and the audience. The discussion on the first evening will be conducted in English by Sylvia Kay from TNI (http://www.tniholland.nl/en). Come and be inspired. The future of our food system is at stake. Tickets are only € 2.
All was well for many generations, when local farmers working in fertile regions of developing countries could subsist on their own produce. They kept livestock on their expansive plots of land and grew a variety of crops, and there were often surpluses that they could sell to pay for their children’s schooling. Filmmaker Amy Miller demonstrates that this situation is now drastically changed, and similar situations can be found in one village after the other in Mali, Uganda and Cambodia. All the farmers there have been banished from their land by huge agricultural companies with international investors. Governments consistently give these companies the green light and help them take over the territory. “We would never give up our land. It would be like selling our souls. It would be like dying,” says a combative Malian woman who witnessed her land being seized forcibly by a deployment of 120 policemen. This socio-critical film alternates interviews with the farmers, the usurpers and other interested parties with scenes of demonstrations and conferences of a grassroots activist movement. Voice-over narration and plain animations combine to create a historical context and highlight a distressing situation that only exacerbates the food and climate crises.