Auckland Indymedia GE-FREE Film Fundraiser
An Auckland Indymedia GE-FREE Film Fundraiser
Wednesday 27th August - 7:00pm start
@ Alleluya Café, St. Kevin’s Arcade, 183 K'Rd $5 waged/$3 unwaged
An evening of independent documentaries on genetic engineering in response to the lapsing of the moratorium on the release of genetically modified organisms.
KIA TUPATO Documentary short by local filmmaker Michelle McGregor exploring Maori views on the environment and genetic engineering through interviews with the late Sir John Turei. (11 mins.)
The LEECH and the EARTHWORM Indigenous peoples voice their views on Western science, its vision of a genetically engineered future, and its deep links with corporate profits and globalisation. "The Leech and the Earthworm" is a journey that combines passionate critiques of a future threatened by genetic engineering and representations of living alternatives to a globalised monoculture with stunning visuals and music from around the world. The "Leech and the Earthworm" is a provocative film that inspires us to ask serious questions of the collective illusion we call 'progress'." (68 mins.)
STOP THE CROP Produced by Undercurrents UK. A short documentary of a direct action event in the UK in which a genetically modified crop was pulled up in protest to the sowing of GMOs. A portent of things to come. (7mins.)
HOMEGROWN Homegrown profiles the use of successful alternatives to the use of BT maize in Kenya and the reaction of the biotech companies to this use of cheap, natural alternatives to genetic engineering. (8 mins.)
The upcoming screening on the 27th August is the third such screening organised by Auckland Indymedia and is part of our aim to provide a regular forum for alternative political documentaries and media art.