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The Ants and the Grasshopper – Edinburgh
Film Synopsis: The Ants and the Grasshopper
How do the roots of change grow?
Anita Chitaya seems unstoppable: her tireless work is transforming farming practices in her village in Malawi and turning gender discrimination on its head. But in her battle against drought and extreme weather events, she takes on her greatest challenge yet: persuading Americans that climate change is real.
She visits rural farms and urban food cooperatives across the US, navigating deep national divisions (across race, gender, and the rural-urban divide), while appealing to those in a position of privilege to embrace change with the urgency the climate crisis demands.
Content notes: Contains references to gender-based violence and racism.
Beyond the Screen
The film will be introduced by Anita and her colleague/mentor, Esther Lupafyia (Director of Soils, Food and Healthy Communities – a farmer-led research project for food Security and nutrition in Malawi). In-person screenings will be followed by an audience conversation with representatives from Scotland Malawi Partnership and Nourish Scotland.
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