The Commission on the Environment of the Diocese of Northern California and The Church of the Incarnation, Santa Rosa, CA are excited to host a screening of the documentary film The Ants & the Grasshopper on Wednesday evening, April 19 at 6pm Pacific. The film will be screened in-person at The Church of the Incarnation and simultaneously broadcast over Zoom. We hope you’ll watch with us.
The powerful film chronicles the dreadful effects of the multi-year drought in Malawi and a brave woman’s efforts to save her village.
Anita Chitaya has a gift; she can help bring abundant food from dead soil, she can make men fight for gender equality, and she can end child hunger in her village. Now, to save her home from extreme weather, she faces her greatest challenge: persuading Americans that climate change is real. Traveling from Malawi to California to the White House, she meets climate skeptics and despairing farmers. Her journey takes her across all the divisions shaping the US, from the rural-urban divide, to schisms of race, class and gender, to the thinking that allows Americans to believe we live on a different planet from everyone else. It will take all her skill and experience to persuade us that we’re all in this together.
This documentary, ten years in the making, weaves together the most urgent themes of our times: climate change, gender and racial inequality, the gaps between the rich and the poor, and the ideas that groups around the world have generated in order to save the planet.