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  • Director

    Raj Patel, Zak Piper

  • Run Time

    74 mins

  • Release Year

    2021

  • Country of Origin

    USA

  • Certificate

    PG

  • Language

    English; Tumbuka

  • Format

    Digital

The Ants and the Grasshopper

Part of the Take One Action Season

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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.

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).



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