GROWING CHANGE - Monday Night Movie
Growing Change is a documentary that looks at one of the most exciting experiments in the world to grow a fair and sustainable food system.
In Venezuela, from fishing villages to cacao plantations to urban gardens, a growing social movement is showing what's possible when communities, not corporations, start to take control of food.
The documentary begins with an investigation of the 2008 global food crisis, looking at the long-term underlying causes. Will expanding large-scale, energy-intensive agriculture, be the solution or re problems? If we already produce enough food to feed the world why do so many people go hungry?
Growing Change follows the filmmaker's journey to understand why current food systems leave hundreds of millions of people in hunger. It's a journey to understand how the world will feed itself in the future in the face of major environmental challenges.
Part of a country-wide process towards "food sovereignty", driven by communities and the government. At the core of the process are principles of social justice and sustainability.
It's an inspirational story full of lively characters, thought provoking insights, stunning scenery and ideas to transform the food system.
We will have the privilege of being joined by the film producer, Mr Simon Cunich, live via Skype for Questions and Answers after the movie session.