Though FOOD is a basic, integral part of our life by which we seek to keep ourselves alive,it is something that we hardly give any deep thought to – how is food being produced, bywhat technologies and with what implications, who is controlling decisions around foodproduction and consumption with what reasons, what role can we play etc., are allquestions that we hardly mull over! These are questions that face not just Indians butcitizens of other countries as well.Are we walking into neatly laid traps where we cannot exercise democratic choices of knowing and deciding on what we are eating, how food will get produced and what foodwill get produced and how it will finally reach us? Is this trap a part of the profiteeringplans of large multi-national corporations and are we willingly walking into the trap? Are“modern agricultural technologies” even able to sustain the lives of the millions of farmersfeeding us and helping them stay alive? Are there no alternatives to the current ways of producing and consuming food?Some of the emerging issues around Food include food safety, a citizen’s Right To InformedChoice and Right To Know what s/he is consuming which could be violated by the entry of technologies like Genetic Engineering in our food and farming systems.THROUGH A 3-DAY FILM FESTIVAL CALLED
, WE HOPE TO GIVE YOU SOMEFOOD FOR THOUGHT, ON THE POLITICS OF FOOD PRODUCTION, INCLUDING ONAGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR OUR HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT.THE ICING ON THIS IS THE PRESENCE OF EXPERTS AND SOME OF THE FILM-MAKERS DURINGTHE
TO INTERACT WITH THE AUDIENCE.This festival is being organized by India Habitat Centre in collaboration with Youth for SafeFood during July 29
2010, with two films slotted for screening each day evening atGulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre. The entire programme for FILMY FEAST is givenoverleaf.
This is to extend a warm invitation to you & your friends to partake in thisFILMY FEAST.