Cinema Politica Charlottetown, the UPEI Environmental Society, UPEI Sustainability Committee and the P.E.I. Council of Canadians chapter have partnered to screen “No Land No Food No Life”, Jan. 14, 6 p.m., in UPEI’s MacDougall Hall (the business building), Room 242.
The 2013 hard-hitting film explores sustainable small-scale agriculture and the urgent call for an end to corporate global land grabs in Mali, Uganda and Cambodia. A feature length documentary, it gives voice to those directly affected by combining personal stories and footage of communities fighting to retain control of their land.
“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.
A facilitated discussion will follow the film screening.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Films are free to the public. Donations are welcome and go towards supporting future Cinema Poltica film events. For more information, find Cinema Politica Charlottetown on Facebook or visit cinemapolitica.org.
Cinema Politica is a grassroots network that distributes and exhibits political films on campuses and in communities across Canada and internationally.