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SLCL - A film preview & panel discussion of “The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change”

Event Type
Film Screening
Sponsor
Women and Gender in Global Perspectives; Anthropology; Center for Advanced Study; Center for African Studies; Civil & Environmental Engineering; College of Agri-cultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences; College of Business; College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; European Union Center through a US Department of Education Title VI Grant; History; Human & Community Development; Illinois Program in Law and Philosophy; International Programs and Studies; Philosophy; School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics; School of Social Work; Sociology.
Location
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 E. Gregory, Urbana
Date
Nov 12, 2013   3:00 pm  
Speaker
Roger Thurow, Award-winning journalist & author of the book, “The Last Hunger Season.”
Cost
Free and open to the public
Views
597
Originating Calendar
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Calendar

This event includes a film preview and panel discussion of “The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change,” a film documentary by Roger Thurow and Courter Films.  Portraying the stirrings of an agricultural revolution in Africa, the documentary puts a human face on the issues of hunger, changing weather patterns, infrastructure, market access, and the use of technologies like hybrid seed and fertilizer.  Filmed in western Kenya, the film focuses on the struggle of four farm families to conquer the hunger season once and for all.

Panel discussion participants will include: Joshua Courter, “The Last Hunger Season” documentary filmmaker; Giulia Longo, “The Last Hunger Season” documentary filmmaker; Priyadarshini Shanker, Tisch School of the Arts; Patricia Zimmermann, Ithaca College; and, from the U. of I.: Leon Dash, Center for Advanced Study and Department of Journalism; Heidi Hurd, College of Law and Department of Philosophy; Benito Marinas, Safe Global Water Institute and Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; and Alex Winter-Nelson, ACES International Programs.

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