Join ACT and the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (FCMoD) for a screening of the documentary The Ants and the Grasshopper and visit FCMoD’s traveling exhibit, Food for Thought Micro Views of Sustenance: Threats and Prospects.
The Ants and the Grasshopper (director Raj Patel, Zack Piper, 2021, 71 minutes)
Synopsis: Anita Chitaya has a gift; 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 Malawian 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 sceptics 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.
August 20, 2022. 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.
Watch the trailer.