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International Films

The Ants and the Grasshopper

United States, Great Britain, Malawi, 2021, 74 min


Raj Patel, Zak Piper

Language & Subtitles:

English; subtitles in Hebrew

Raj Patel, Zak Piper, Rachel Wexler, Peter Mazunda
Executive Producers:
Julie Goldman, Gordon Quinn, Cynthia Kane, Steve James



Sheffield DocFest, Berlin Human Rights Film Festival, Mountain Film (Winner – Moving Mountain Award), Wild & Scenic (Jury Award), Middlebury (Winner)


Fri. 2.12 | 12:00 | Cinematheque 2

Anita Chitaya, a social activist from Malawi East Africa, is fighting to achieve gender equality in her country and to find solutions to the harms of the climate crisis. To promote the change, she travels to the United States in an effort to convince farmers that the climate crisis is real, and that its consequences are destructive.

Anita's journey from Malawi to California and from there to the White House brings her up close and personal with the gaps and controversies of the United States – from the gap between the big cities and the peripheral towns to the divisions between race, class and gender. Her insights into the global reality allow the film to weave together the climate crisis, gender and racial inequality, the gaps between the rich and the poor, and the struggles of organizations and groups from around the world to save the planet.

2.12.22 | Screening and Coversation with 'Mazon' Group

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