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Take One Action Film Festival

The Ants and the Grasshopper

Sat 25 September 2021

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Outdoor shot of Anita, the film's Malawian protagonist, holding one of her children and smiling at her husband

A still from "The Ants and the Grasshopper".

How do the roots of transformative change grow? Join the Malawian activists embarking on a journey to convince Americans that climate change is real.

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Anita Chitaya seems unstoppable: her tireless work is transforming farming practices in her village in Malawi and turning gender discrimination on its head. But in her battle against drought and extreme weather events, she takes on her greatest challenge yet: persuading Americans that climate change is real.

She visits rural farms and urban food cooperatives across the US, navigating deep national divisions (across race, gender, and the rural-urban divide), while appealing to those in a position of privilege to embrace change with the urgency the climate crisis demands.


The film will be introduced by Anita and her colleague/mentor, Esther Lupafyia (Director of Soils, Food and Healthy Communities – a farmer-led research project for food Security and nutrition in Malawi). Join us after the screening for live audience conversation with representatives from Scotland Malawi Partnership and Nourish Scotland.

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7:00pm — 9:05pm

Doors open: 6:45pm




Tickets: £0/£2/£4/£6/£8/£10


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Film Details:
Languages: English & Tumbuka (with English HOH captions)

Content notes: Contains references to gender-based violence and racism.