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Centre for Civil Society in partnership with Greenpeace Durban Local Group and the Slow Food Youth Network KZN, introduce to you the Documentary Screening - BURKINABE BOUNTY

Date: Wednesday, 5th June 2019
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room A726, Level 7, Shepstone, Howard College, UKZN

Burkinabč Bounty chronicles agricultural resistance and the fight for food sovereignty in Burkina Faso—a small, landlocked country in West Africa. Showcasing activist farmers, students, artists, and leaders in the local Slow Food movement, the film looks at how the Burkinabč people are reclaiming their land and defending their traditions against the encroachment of corporate agriculture. From women gaining economic independence by selling ‘dolo’ beer, to youth marching in the streets against companies like Monsanto, to hip-hop musicians reviving the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara, Burkinabč Bounty shows the creative tactics people are using to take back control of their food, seeds, and future.

Director Bio:
Lara Lee is a Brazilian film producer, director and activist of Korean descent who works mainly in the Middle East and Africa. Her most recent project is a series of two documentaries about Burkina Faso, one about creative resistance in the landlocked African country ( and another about resistance to corporate agriculture in the country (Burkinabč Bounty: Agroecology in Burkina Faso), both released in 2018. Her other documentaries include Life Is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara (2015), K2 and the Invisible Footmen (2015), The Kalasha and the Crescent (2013), The Suffering Grasses (2012), Cultures of Resistance (2010), Beneath the Borqa in Afghanistan (2002), Architettura (1999), Modulations: Cinema for the Ear (1998), Synthetic Pleasures (1995), and An Autumn Wind (1994). In 2010, Lee was involved in the "Gaza Freedom Flotilla," where nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed by Israeli naval forces and many were injured.
Lee is the founder of the Cultures of Resistance Network Foundation (formerly named the Caipirinha Foundation) and a longtime supporter of Greenpeace International, Amnesty International, Center for Constitutional Rights, Committee to Protect Journalists, and Doctors Without Borders, among many other organizations.

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