Free screening of The Ants and the Grasshopper

Start: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 7:00 PM

End: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 9:00 PM

Climate Action Leicester and Leicester invites you to a free screening of the documentary film The Ants and the Grasshopper as part of our climate justice focussed Great Big Green Week.

Please do not book unless you are committed to coming as spaces are limited.

As well as asking if it is possible to move from denial to change, this film brings together many issues including climate change, women’s rights, hunger, faith, race, colonialism and our relationship to change. Its underlying message is that climate change impacts on real people in real ways, that what matters is to acknowledge and name it, and that we need to talk about it, to care and to act.

Travelling from Malawi to California to the White House, Anita Chitaya meets climate sceptics and despairing farmers. Her journey takes her across many divisions shaping the US, from the rural-urban divide, to schisms of race, class and gender, to the thinking that some people believe they live on a different planet from everyone else. Although she travels to America, it could equally be the UK where similar thinking exists, and the same question must be asked: Is it possible to move from denial to change?

you can watch the trailer here.

The evening will start with the film at 7pm. Afterwards we plan to share cake and give people a chance to talk to each other about their thoughts and feelings for 20 minutes or so before we end by 9pm.