Not Disney!…The Ants and the Grasshopper…


Imagine living where your village receives an average of 3 Days of rain PER YEAR.

That’s correct ..it’s not a typo…3 Days of rain PER YEAR…

Then you find out that it stems from the burning of Fossil Fuels in countries like the USA…

The country is Malawi…Malawian Farmer and Climate Activist Anita Chitaya started her quest in her own country as when your crops dry up and die through lack of water an alternative has to be found…

Anita’s theory is that if you go to someone’s house and talk then it is possible to reach an amicable solution…

That’s where Zak Piper and Raj Patel stepped in they filmed her trip across America…where Anita found her theory was less successful in the US.

Raj Patel who is a successful author…Inflamed and Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice(Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2021) he co-authored with Rupa Marva…Stuffed and Starved-The Hidden Battle for the World Food System(Melville House 2008)

This film does not shy away from acknowledging the ways in which the issue of Climate Change is about far more than growing food.

To craft a world that can support everybody is always intersectional”(Patel) ” It always involves class, it always involves race, it always involves gender”

This short clip of the film was an eye-opener I can’t wait to be able to watch this award-winning film…

It seems this film will be shown at @COP26 in November 2021 hopefully then it will be available for public viewing…and at The United Nations Food System Summit on the 23rd September in New York…

The themes in Anita’s journey in front of the camera are vast: climate change, hunger, women’s empowerment, colonialism, racial inequality and faith. It is a film with a vision of planetary importance. It speaks to the themes of two major events in 2021 that will shape the planet for generations to come: the UN Food System summit and the UN Climate Change Summit (COP26). Global climate and social change movements are ready to use the film, and a growing group of influencers are ready to offer their support. From 350.org, Greenpeace, and the 200-million member La Via Campesina to the Orthodox, Presbyterian and Catholic Churches, from Boots Riley to Michael Pollan, a diverse and wide coalition has formed around our film, united by the potential to transform perspectives, relationships of power, and our planet.

Sounds like a well-received and pretty important film…

Thank you for reading this post it has reinforced to me how much we should be taking Climate Change seriously before it is too late…xx

25 thoughts on “Not Disney!…The Ants and the Grasshopper…

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  2. petespringerauthor

    It’s getting harder and harder for educated people to look at the climate and see how much it has changed in the last couple of decades. Like anything, education takes time. It’s inspiring that Anita Chiyata and others like her are willing to tackle this issue globally.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      You are of course correct when you say education takes time, Pete.. Its just when I see countries where the government and the people all pull together like Sweden and others it makes me sad and angry that others don’t.. I admire Anita immensely and truly hope that film has enoygh impact at COP26 an the other conference to inspire immediate worthwhile action the talking has to stop and the work needs to begin globally together.. x

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  3. Clive

    A powerful film like this should be seen and acted upon by those in a position to do something about it. Although we are hosting COP26 I fear nothing much will result from it for the UK’s contribution: our Prime Minister has the attention span of a retarded amoeba and probably won’t take in any of the message.

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  4. tidalscribe.com

    We must all look out for this film. It is hard to persuade individuals and governments that we have to do things drastically different. The first Lockdown proved we could cut pollution, the air was so fresh, but people still want to get back to Normal.

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  5. johnrieber

    Bravo Carol, this is so important…I shared a documentary years ago called “Darwin’s Nightmare”….an African nation starving while all of their natural resource – fish – are being sold to Europe…shameful and so powerful: how one part of the world has a devastating impact on another

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Absolutely, John but sometimes it seems like a never ending and decreasing circle… Unfortunately we watch it going on feel sad and then move on while nothing changes for those lives affected by our inaction..

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  6. D. Wallace Peach

    Thanks for sharing this, Carol. I’m trying to be hopeful that the film will add a strong voice to those begging for change. Living in the US, it’s hard. Money is more important than life here, and 40% of the population doesn’t believe in science, even as they burn, drown, or die of covid. Sadly, the people who need to see this, won’t watch it. Change will come, and they’ll be pulled along, kicking and screaming, but for many it will be too late.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Like you I hope so Diana I also agree that the ones who should be watching this film most likely won’t and with those thoughts in mind I despair…I sincerely hope change will come in time not for me but for my children and grandchildren….As for those who are dragged kicking and screaming my question is why? What happened to get to this state of mind …

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I think so Jim, I am or don’t consider myself a fanatic please tell me if you do…I am just concerned that governments and people don’t …I listen to the people who didn’t evacuate from hurricane Ida who said next time we would …Why do they not take warnings seriously ? I don’t get it …

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      1. Jim Borden

        I don’t get it either when people ignore warnings. I guess they like to play the odds and sometimes the odds don’t work out in their favor. At some point, you would think these storms would be a wake-up call to people to take climate change seriously. I’m glad you keep writing about it…

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