The Georgia Workshop on Culture, History and Power through the Franklin College and the Latin American Sustainable Agriculture initiative presents a screening of the sustainable agriculture documentary, Raising Resistance:
The project seeks to engage some of the most pressing questions of the ability to derive sustainable agriculture production from Latin America while also ensuring the congruent development of local communities.
The project encompasses a speaker series and a film series, where the films reflect upon the overall topics presented by the speakers. The documentary will follow a presentation by Pablo Lapegna, an assistant professor of sociology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies and organizer of the event, on the influence of genetically modified crops.
Winner of 15 international film awards, the documentary analyzes the actors and issues associated with genetically modified crops in Paraguay, specifically soy, agribusiness, small farmers and associated implications. After the screening, there will be a question-and-answer session with Raising Resistancedirector David Bernet via Skype from Germany.
Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. in Room 207 of the Miller Learning Center, free and open to the public. The workshop and this initiative are very well-considered efforts to bring highly complex issues to the fore in our society. Kudos to Dr. Lapegna and organizers for presenting this vital work on campus.