Screening of “The Seeds of Vandana Shiva”
Thursday January 11th
Doors & Drinks at 6.15pm; Film starts at 6.45pm
"The Seeds of Vandana Shiva" (2021, 1hr 22) tells the story of Indian activist Vandana Shiva and her battle against agricultural giant Monsanto. The documentary charts her life story from disillusioned atomic scientist to international figure, and her fight to prevent the commercialisation of life and reestablish seed as part of humanity's shared common wealth.
The screening will be followed by supper and discussion guided by Ella Thorold, a writer and communicator specialising in food systems and policy who works for the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission.
Film-makers description: "The Seeds of Vandana Shiva" (2021, 1hr 22) tells the remarkable life story of Gandhian eco-activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, how she stood up to Monsanto - the corporate Goliaths of industrial agriculture - rose to prominence in the organic food movement, and inspired an international crusade for change.
"Vandana Shiva is a modern-day revolutionary, and for forty years has been fighting a heroic battle on behalf of humanity and the ecologically besieged natural systems that support us. But she is opposed by powerful multinational corporations invested in continuing their degenerative but lucrative agricultural practices. By profiling one of the greatest activists of modern times, the film looks at the epic struggle over who controls the world’s food systems, and asks the question, who will prevail?"
"The Seeds of Vandana Shiva" was directed by Camilla Denton Becket and James Becket.
“All of us who care about the future of Planet Earth must be grateful to Vandana Shiva. Her voice is powerful, and she is not afraid to tackle those corporate giants that are polluting, degrading and ultimately destroying the natural world.” – Jane Goodall, UN Messenger of Peace
Kairos, 84 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4TG
Doors open at 6.15pm for drinks. The film starts promptly at 6.45 pm followed by one-pot vegan supper and discussion.
£8 members, £15 non-members. Food and drinks complimentary.