Norwich FarmShare’s racial justice committee and Green New Deal Norwich’s food group are proud to co-host a screening of The Ants and the Grasshopper.
This documentary follows Anita Chitaya, a Malawian farmer, on a journey from her drought-stricken village to meet farmers and politicians in the US. The film explores how power and privilege shape climate and food justice from Africa to America, and how we might come together to address these existential crises.
There will be a pre-recorded introduction for Norwich from the filmmaker, Raj Patel. After the 74-minute film, there will be a Q&A for the audience to engage in questions arising from the film about racial justice, climate change, food and farming, and what we can do about it locally.
Deirdre 'Dee' Woods is an award-winning cook, community food educator, urban agriculturist, broadcaster and researcher, with over 25 years' experience of working in diverse communities. In 2016 she was named BBC Food and Farming Awards' Cook of the Year. She is on the Food Ethics Council and is a co-founder of Granville Community Kitchen.
Josiah Meldrum is a co-founder of Hodmedod's, a Suffolk company whose aim is to encourage us to grow and eat a wider range of British grown pulses, grains and seeds – creating healthier and more diverse diets and farming systems.