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Food On Film: The Ants And The Grasshopper (12A)

Wed 22 May 2024


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Rated 12A


£9* | £5* students/under 25s



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Food On Film: The Ants And The Grasshopper (12A)

Dir. Raj Patel, Zak Piper
2021 | 76 mins| Malawi

How do you change someone’s mind about the most important thing in the world? Anita Chitaya has a gift: she can change farmers’ minds about what to grow, she can change what people love to eat, and she can even persuade men to fight for gender equality. Now, to save her home in Malawi from extreme weather, she faces her greatest challenge: persuading Americans that climate change is real.

(Un)sustainable living

In the spring season we’re thinking about sustainable and unsustainable practices, from how we grow our food and look after the land to how we treat other animals or each other. The season starts with SIX INCHES OF SOIL (April 13th, May 7th), which follows three new UK farmers on their journey to heal the soil and improve the food system through regenerative agriculture. We then move onto CIVET COFFEE: FROM RARE TO RECKLESS (30th April) to explore the impacts of the world’s most expensive coffee on the animals who help to make it. We finish off with THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER, which sees a group of Malawian farmers impacted by climate change head to the US to try to persuade producers there that it won’t be long before they start to feel the effects too. There will also be panel discussions and a coffee tasting with no civets involved!

Showing Times

  • Wed 22 May: 6pm

BBFC Rating Details:

Rated 12A – references to forced marriage


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