Outdoor Film Launch: Urban Food Doco & Other short films & Community Potluck Picnic
Raymond Park, Wellington Road, Kangaroo Point
5.30pm: Optional BYO Shared Potluck Dinner (Picnic Style - please bring your utensils & plates but we will have some if you forget)
6:30pm: Film Screenings (Most of the movies range in length from 10 minutes to 30 minutes and are family friendly)
BYO refreshments, nibbles, picnic blankets, cushions.
We’re excited to be premiering a new short film that focuses on a series of radical food activism projects our office supported in 2020. Produced by local documentary makers Christine Schindler and Nathan Gibson, it tells the story of how urban farms, community orchards, seedling hubs and edible verge gardens have proliferated around Kurilpa, Woolloongabba and Bennung-Urrung as a community response to crisis.
Grab a picnic blanket, BYO snacks and drinks, and join us in the park for a free outdoor movie night in Raymond Park, Kangaroo Point (near KP’s new community orchard and urban farm which are featured in the film). This should be a great opportunity to reconnect after the covid lockdown, get to know your neighbours and learn how you can get involved with the various urban farming projects.
We’ll also be showing a couple of other short films about activism and community-building, including the latest Stop Adani campaign film - People Power vs Adani - The fight of our times.
Our food resilience projects portrayed in the film had a catalyst in the early weeks of the pandemic, when empty supermarket shelves reminded all of us that our profit-driven corporate food system is neither resilient nor sustainable. The community-led projects that arose during this time were not just a response to the COVID crisis, but a positive counter-weight to the imbalances, inequalities and inevitable resulting crises (like climate change) that undermine secure access to healthy food.
The projects that arose during this time were not only focused on producing local food, but were driven by a larger vision to participate in a reconstruction of our whole food system, based on principles of local autonomy, food resilience and food justice.
This project has taken place on Aboriginal land, and we pay our respects to the right custodians and owners of this place. The Gabba Ward office works within and against a settler government on the unlawfully occupied lands of the Jagera, Yugara, Yugarapul, and Turrbal Nations. Sovereignty was never ceded.
This event will comply with all covid-safe event guidelines. Please stay home if you have any flu symptoms or if you have recently been exposed to someone who might have had covid-19. We encourage attendees to spread out and maintain safe distances from other groups.
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