Seeds for a Common Future

  • Zoom
  • 1h 15min
6. Seeds for a Common Future (image credit - Micro Resistances).jpg

An online discussion bringing together radical community-led projects from Malawi, Syria and Yorkshire.
In very different contexts these projects are each growing resilient communities by rethinking relationships to food, farming and common land. We will hear from Incredible Edible Todmorden, a project that has been growing fruit and veg on unused public land and making it freely available to the community since 2008; from Jinwar Free Women’s Village in Rojava, in the autonomous region of North East Syria, an ecological revolutionary project established in the midst of war that is building a transformative place for women to live freely, communally, and self-sufficiently; and finally from Soil, Food and Healthy Communities, a project highlighted in the film The Ants and the Grasshopper that works with farmers in Malawi to create resilient villages through organic farming and local democratic decision-making. Join us for a down-to-earth discussion about food sustainability, and how we can build a communal ecological life.

This discussion will be hosted on Zoom. To register for this discussion please click here.

Jamie Allan, curator of the DocFest Exchange

Mary Clear, community activist, chair of Incredible Edible Todmorden
Nesrîn Qadir, activist from Jinwar Free Women’s Village in Rojava (Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria)
Esther Lupafya, director of Soil, Food and Healthy Communities and protagonist in The Ants and the Grasshopper

For the full DocFest Exchange: Beyond Our Own Eyes talks and films programme click here.

This talk will be live captioned by Ai-Media.

image credit: Who is Afraid of Ideology? Part III – Micro Resistances (2020)

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