Transitions Film Festival 2022

The Ants and the Grasshopper

Expired March 22, 2022 12:59 PM
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Anita Chitaya has many gifts; she can help bring abundant food from dead soil, she can make men fight for gender equality, and she can end child hunger in her village. Now to save her home from extreme weather, she faces her greatest challenge: persuading Americans that climate change is real.

Traveling from Malawi to California to the White House, she meets climate skeptics and despairing farmers. Her journey takes her across all the divisions shaping the US, from the rural-urban divide, to schisms of race, class and gender, to the thinking that allows Americans to believe we live on a different planet from everyone else.

It will take all her skill and experience to persuade us that we’re all in this together.

This documentary, ten years in the making, weaves together the most urgent themes of our times: climate change, gender and racial inequality, the gaps between the rich and the poor, and the ideas that groups around the world have generated in order to save the planet

  • Year
  • Runtime
    74 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    USA, Malawi, UK
  • Premiere
  • Rating
    This film has been exempt from classification and has no age restrictions
  • Note
    AWARDS AND FESTIVALS:2021 Mountainfilm Festival (World Premiere) - Moving Mountains Award Winner 2021 Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival - Gaia Prize Award Winner 2021 International Competition of the 24th CinemAmbiente - Award Biorepack Dalla Terra alla Terra (from Ground to Ground) 2021 Centre Film Festival - Best Documentary Award
  • Director
    Raj Patel and Zak Piper