The Ants and the Grasshopper

Online Film Screening

4th of April 2023
19:30 – 20:45 (CET) followed by a discussion with the audience
Language: English with English subtitles

Documentary by Raj Patel and Zak Piper
with our partner organisation SFHC in Malawi

Persuasion under difficult circumstances

Anita Chitaya has a gift; she can help bring abundant food from dead soil, she can make men fight for gender equality, and she can end child hunger in her village. Now, to save her home from extreme weather, she faces her greatest challenge: persuading Americans that climate change is real. Traveling from Malawi to California to the White House, she meets climate sceptics and despairing farmers. Her journey takes her across all the divisions shaping the US, from the rural-urban divide, to schisms of race, class and gender, to the thinking that allows Americans to believe we live on a different planet from everyone else. It will take all her skill and experience to persuade us that we’re all in this together.

Online film screening followed by a discussion with the audience

Following the screening, the protagonists of the film as well as representatives of our partner organisation SFHC will join from Malawi for an audience discussion.
Filmplakat The Ants and the Grasshopper

When and where?

4th of April 2023
19:30 – 20:45 (CET)
Language: English with English subtitles
online (via Zoom)

Deadline: 3rd of April 2023

Official Trailer of «The Ants and the Grasshopper»


Do you want to know more?

For 20 years, Esther Lupafya and Rachel Bezner Kerr have been working together for healthy nutrition in Malawi. In this interview, the founders of Biovision’s partner organisation “Soils, Food and Healthy Communities” (SFHC) talk about gender norms and the power of knowledge exchange and participatory research.

Esther Lupafya aus Malawi berichtete in bewegenden Worten, wie sie durch das Projekt SFHC das Problem unterernährter Kinder in den Griff bekamen. (Foto: Peter Lüthi)