San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
University of Aberdeen Centre for Sustainable International Development volunteers
and Take One Action Film Festivals
in partnership with Oxfam Scotland and The Co-operative
invite you to the final session of International Development Week
A RIVER CHANGES COURSE screening - Aberdeen (MacRobert Lecture Theatre 0.51)
Screening followed by discussion and fair-trade refreshments
Audience discussion with panellists including Alasdair Neilson, Professor Adam Price, Dr Zeray Yidhego (University of Aberdeen student / staff) and Sara Cowan (Campaigns and Activism Coordinator, Oxfam Scotland).
"BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL... BREAKS NEW GROUND" Huffington Post
Intimate, moving and stunningly filmed by director Kalyanee Mam (of the Oscar-winning Inside Job), A River Changes Course vividly captures the profound interdependence between Cambodian river, forest and farm peoples and the foods they harvest. While moments of great beauty, grace and humour shine through, Mam witnesses the growing effects of debt, international land grabs and urbanisation on the families’ means of survival and happiness, finally begging both filmmaker and audience to break the silence and speak out from behind the screen.
A powerful reflection on the frontline impacts of our global food system, this mesmerizing film deservingly walked away with the Grand Jury Prize for World Documentary at Sundance.
Doors open 18:15; entrance is free.
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Take One Action Film Festivals
Take One Action is Scotland’s global action cinema project. We link audiences, movies, campaigners and communities to inspire shared responses to issues of global concern. Our annual festival and tour bring the best of all the action together. See all our tour events at www.facebook.com/takeoneaction/events