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A short film series
If you haven’t watched it yet, make sure to check out Episode 1 of our film series #RichAppetites, co-produced with AFSA http://richappetitesfilm.com
At a time when global hunger is on the rise and the pandemic has dramatically impacted global food systems, corporations are gaining even more control over agriculture than ever. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the largest private charitable foundation in the world, is leading the way in pushing global agricultural development priorities toward industrial and chemical-intensive models–including in Africa, through their investments in the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
This video series, developed by AGRA Watch and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, explains why exporting the US agribusiness model to Africa is a grave mistake. Not only is industrial agriculture the single largest cause of biodiversity loss worldwide, but it also fails to solve hunger, negatively impacts small-scale farmers, and causes environmental harm.
“IF YOU’RE WONDERING HOW TO EXPLAIN THAT COLONIALISM IS STILL HAPPENING, THAT IT’S BEING DRIVEN BY THE MOST BENIGN SOUNDING CHARITIES AND FOUNDATIONS, AND THAT IT’S BEING ACTIVELY FOUGHT, THIS CAPTIVATING SERIES BREAKS DOWN WHO’S DOING WHAT, WHY IT’S WRONG, WHAT MOVEMENTS ARE DOING TO RESIST, AND HOW YOU CAN HELP.”
— Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved and co-director of The Ants and the Grasshopper
“IN THIS BRILLIANT NEW SHORT FILM SERIES, YOU’LL DISCOVER THE TRUTHS BEHIND THE MYTHS AND HOW TO TAKE ON THE POWERFUL FORCES THAT CONTINUE TO SHAPE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF FOOD, HUNGER, AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT. I LOVED WATCHING THESE CREATIVE AND POWERFUL VIDEOS… AND HOPE YOU WILL, TOO.”
— Anna Lappé, author of Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It, co-founder of Real Food Media, and Director of the Food Sovereignty Fund of the Panta Rhea Foundation