Film Screening: Silent Land: The Fight for Fair Food

Monday, June 5th – 7pm – Stan Hagen Theatre NIC.

Filmmaker Jan den Berg in attendance.

In Cambodia, more and more fertile land is being taken over by large-scale farming industries while small-scale farmers are fighting to keep ownership of their land in order to maintain local food security.

Silent Land tells the story of one young farmer, Moon, who wants to continue to grow organic rice. She realizes that she has to find a middle way to survive between the large scale companies and the precarious future of individual farmers.

Moon has no formal education; her father, a rice farmer and bicycle repair man, had no money to send her to school. Now she attends evening classes and learns about the weak legal system in Cambodia. Since she can’t count on the legal system, she organizes a cooperative with other farmers in her village in order to improve their chances of resisting land grabs.

This is a rare opportunity to hear directly from the filmmaker who followed Moon’s story over four years. Don’t miss this one.  Click here to see Trailer   Admission by donation, everyone welcome. FMI: call Janet at 250 337-5412