Ecology Center Event

Abundant Land: Film & Conversation

Sunday | November 04, 2018 | 12:00 pm — 2:30 pm

New Parkway Theater | 474 24th St, Oakland, CA

Abundant Land: Film & Discussion
Indigenous Cultivation of Food & Resistance

Join the Ecology Center for a screening of the new documentary film Abundant Land, followed by a rich panel discussion and Q&A. Abundant Land is a one-hour documentary about the Hawaiian community on Moloka’i opposing the biotech industry’s use of the island’s land, water, and other resources to test genetically engineered seeds. The film shows the rich legacy of traditional Hawaiian land management and farming self-sufficiency– as well as the vital forces of resistance upheld by indigenous communities. Abundant Land also offers a historical look at the intrusion and political underpinnings of chemical-intensive farming in Hawaii while portraying the power of the heritage and traditional ecological knowledge in the fight for clean and safe air, water, and land.

Speakers will include the film’s Director Natasha Florentino, along with local researchers and practitioners of traditional indigenous food cultivation, from Hawai’i to South America.

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Cost: $7 - $10
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This event is wheelchair accessible.

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