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THE ANTS & THE GRASSHOPPER

Directed by: Raj Patel and Zak Piper

Runtime: 74 min

Year: 2021

Country: USA/UK/Malawi

Rated: Not Rated

Language: Tumbuka & English

Subtitles: English

Film Type: Documentary

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 skeptics 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.

This documentary, ten years in the making, weaves together the most urgent themes of our times: climate change, gender, and racial inequality, the gaps between the rich and the poor, and the ideas that groups around the world have generated in order to save the planet.

 


 

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Official Selection:

2021 Mountainfilm Festival
2021 Sheffield Doc Fest

Tuesday, July 20 @ 7:00 PM

Available to view from July 20 through July 26 or until all tickets are reserved.

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