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A still from "The Ants and the Grasshopper". Outdoors medium shot of Anita, the film's Malawian protagonist, holding one of her children in her arms and smiling at her husband in a dry field under a bright blue sky with a few white clouds.

The Ants and the Grasshopper – Inverness

Shared Planet Sisters

30 October 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:30pm

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Eden Court Theatre and Cinema
Bishops Road
Inverness, IV3 5SA United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: The Ants and the Grasshopper

Director: Raj Patel, Zak Piper | Countries of production: United States | Year: 2021 | Length: 74 min
Language: English with English subtitles | Age: 8+ years

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). The screening will be followed by a live audience conversation with guests including representatives from Scotland Malawi Partnership.

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