ELA Streaming Club – Kiss the Ground
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Register now for our next Streaming Club session on 9 December 2021, which features the amazing expert panel described below, who will discuss food security concerns in a time of climate change. The panel discussion is inspired by the beautiful 2021 documentary, Kiss the Ground, available on Netflix (or contact us via Facebook or Instagram to request an alternative link, if needed). The documentary is based on the book by Josh Tickell: Kiss the Ground: How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World. In the documentary, scientists and celebrity activists unpack some of the ways in which the Earth’s soil may be the key to combating climate change and preserving the planet.
The panel discussion (on Zoom) will be chaired by Margot Slabbert, ELA Executive Committee member. Zoom details will be provided on registration. There are no costs to join this event, which forms part of the ELA’s efforts to advance knowledge in domestic and international environmental law, including in relation to the recognition of indigenous voices, and the urgent need for reform of the law in a time of socio-ecological crisis. A recording of the event will be available on our YouTube Channel a few days after the event.
Attendees should stream Kiss the Ground in their own homes (via Netflix, but get in touch via Facebook or Instagram if you do not have a Netflix subscription) before the panel, and then join us (via Zoom details to be provided on registration) at 1pm on 9 December for the panel discussion.
Our expert panel comprises of:
- Farmer Angus (Angus McIntosh), a regenerative farmer in the Western Cape,
- Vanessa Black, Advocacy, Research and Policy Coordinator of Biowatch South Africa (a leading NGO that works with smallholder farmers, other civil society organisations and government to ensure that people have control over their food, agricultural processes and resources, and other natural resources, within a biodiverse, agroecological and sustainable system), and
- Mandla Nkomo, an agribusiness expert and the Chief Growth Officer for CGIAR (the world’s largest global agricultural innovation network).