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IDFA by Night 2019 5

Voorprogramma: Soyalism

Intersectional storytelling by Fifth Friday Sisterhood about activism in climate change and food security.
This event is in English
Monday 8 July 2019, 20.00
ma 8 jul 2019, 20.00
Studio

The Fifth Friday Sisterhood is doing a 'storytelling' preamble before the screening of the IDFA documentary 'SOYALISM'. This film investigates the increasing industrialisation of the pig industry, and its global consequences for humans and the environment. The movie proves that the global meat industry right now is flawed, broken and unsustainable. The impact of meat production is becoming dangerous for people and the planet and needs to change. The rain forests of Brazil, the savannahs of Mozambique, process innovations in Europe and consumers in China, are all players in our discussion for this storytelling evening.

Programme
Before the film screening, Fifth Friday Sisterhood storytellers are going to cook up a solution based helping of stories, with ingredients from experts, speakers, activists, artists and storytellers. You can join in the Q&A and add your own voice and ideas to the pot and who knows what kind of recipe we can create.

This is the programme before the screening of the documentary Soyalism

Sustainability? What about the meat villain!?
As our global populations increase, so does the need for sustainable forms of food production. Cash cropping and monoculture framing concentrating on producing massive amounts of a single product, like wheat, palm oil, soya beans, milk, chickens, cows, pigs, etc, has proven to be very bad and dangerous, for both humans and the planet. This recent and rapidly growing form of farming is destroying landscape, communities and culture in it’s wake and is damaging the living Environment beyond repair. So do we need ALL types of food being produced this way, are there some that we can survive without. The big villain in this story seems to be, MEAT!

Can this system be changed/fixed, do we need meat, if not, how would we replace or get rid of it? And who would be the people to make those changes, Governments, Institutions, Civil Society, you and me? These sounds like huge statements and questions, about something that is common to every single human being, food!

 

This event is in English
Monday 8 July 2019, 20.00
Studio
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