Inter Pares Film Nights – Raising Resistance

Mar 01, 2016
Raising Resistance poster
 

Beautifully shot and interweaving interviews with scenes from soy fields in Paraguay, this film explores Latin American farmers' struggle against the expanding production of genetically modified soy in South America. Biotechnology, mechanization, and herbicides have radically changed the lives of small farmers. For those in Paraguay, this means displacement from their land, loss of basic food supplies, and a veritable fight for survival.

As corporate farms seize farmland and rapidly expand production of genetically modified soy, farmers like Geronimo Arevelos find themselves in a life and death struggle. The film illustrates the mechanisms of a global economy that relies on 'monocrop' agriculture and corporate ownership of land.

Eric Chaurette, Inter Pares food sovereignty program manager, will join us for a post-screening conversation on the issues profiled in the film.

This event is free. Seating is limited. RSVP now.

Details: Thursday, March 17th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Inter Pares office at 221 Laurier Ave. East, Ottawa.

P.S. There will be pizza!