Thu, Aug 24 7:30 pm
Join us on the patio at 7:00 PM for a pre-show reception hosted by the Littleton Co-op. The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust will host a preshow discussion at 7:30 PM followed by the film The Seeds of Vandana Shiva.
Director: Camilla Denton Becket and James Becket, Cast: Lionel Astruc, Deborah Barker, Vinod Bhatt, NR
How did the willful daughter of a Himalayan forest guard become Monsanto’s worst nightmare? The remarkable life story of Gandhian eco-activist Dr. Vandana Shiva who stood up to the corporate Goliaths of industrial agriculture, rose to prominence in the food justice movement, and inspired an international crusade for change. The Seeds of Vandana Shiva focuses on the people, circumstances and seminal events in Vandana’s life—what shaped her thinking and defined her purpose. It also shows how the battle against multinational agribusiness has become an international struggle between two visions for feeding the world: The first, a multinational corporate model of chemically dependent monoculture that rewards a capitalist imperative of profit and growth. And the other, ‘Earth Democracy, that honors ecology, biodiversity, sustainability and community—what Dr. Shiva demonstrates is the only way forward for the future of food. “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
The Colonial Theatre’s New Leaf series is created in partnership with the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust and highlights films about the natural world.