Looking for food sovereignty in Barbados
is a 70-minute documentary film produced as one of the outcomes of over two years of academic research on the food system of Barbados. Motivated by the multiple crises affecting the island since 2020, the aim of this study was to discuss the potential of the tenets of food sovereignty for Barbados, where the movement is mostly unheard of, obscured by a forced focus on food security.
While food security ensures that people are fed, it avoids questions on how the food is produced, and to whom it profits. Beyond a written report, the film sought to give a voice to local consumers, farmers, distributors, officials and experts about the changes they wish for in their food system.
Beginning with opening remarks from agri-food stakeholders and followed by a Q&A session with the film director and participants, the screening will be a great opportunity for further discussion on our problematic relationships to food, both in the Caribbean and in other regions of the world facing similar challenges. Get your ticket and join us at the official world premiere of the film in Barbados on Thursday, September 21st, 2023, at the Walcott Warner Theater (Errol Barrow Center for Creative Imagination) at the University of the West Indies - Cave Hill Campus. Time and details to come.
General entry (limited quantity, includes transaction fees): 30bbd
VIP entry (includes a preferred seat and drink, limited quantity): 75bbd
The production of this film (40,000USD) was made possible by geography graduate and emerging filmmaker Cloé Fortin through volunteer work, student grants and personal loans.