Join us for the Johannesburg screening of The Last Seed, a documentary feature film on the past and future of African food and agriculture. Through a symphony of evocative music, mesmerizing dance, and captivating visuals, the film delves into the profound themes of seed sovereignty and the delicate balance between humanity and the planet. Witness the struggles and triumphs of African small-scale food producers as they navigate the complex web of science, politics, and economics surrounding the corporate capture crisis. Enlightening insights from experts shed light on the perilous state of our food systems and the urgent need for change. Farmers from Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania talk about the sustainability and adaptability of their farming practices and share wisdom worth discovering.
When: Friday, 4 August 2023 at 17:30
Where: Goethe-Institut, 119 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood Johannesburg, 2193
The screening will be followed by a discussion and reception with the following guests:
Mariam Mayet,African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)
Refiloe Joala, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Southern Africa
Andréa Gema, Film Director
Jan Urhahn, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Southern Africa
The Last Seed was produced by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in cooperation with the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), Biowatch South Africa and PELUMTanzania. Written and directed by Andréa Gema. Interviews with Vanessa Black, Biowatch South Africa, Mariam Mayet, African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) and Prof. Mvuselelo Ngcoya, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, and others.
The Johannesburg screening is organised by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in collaboration with Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) and the Goethe-Institut South Africa.