When: Tuesday, 2 May 2023 at 17:45 Where: The Homecoming Centre, 15 A Buitenkant Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 7925
Join us for the South African premiere of The Last Seed, a documentary feature film on the past and future of African food and agriculture. Experts, activists, and small-scale food producers unpack the growing threats to age-old practices of seed saving, selection, and exchange on the African continent, presenting alternatives in a bid to transform our food systems and challenge the destructive practices of corporations. Farmers from Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania talk about the sustainability and adaptability of their farming practices and share wisdom worth discovering.
The film premiere will be followed by a discussion and reception with the following guests:
Mariam Mayet, African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)
Prof. Mvuselelo Ngcoya, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Vanessa Black, Biowatch South Africa
Andréa Gema, Film Director
Refiloe Joala, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
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 PELUM Tanzania. 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 premiere is organised by Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in cooperation with Business and Arts South Africa (BASA).