'The Ants and the Grasshopper' film screening & discussion with Raj Patel

14mar7:00 pm9:00 pm'The Ants and the Grasshopper' film screening & discussion with Raj Patel OrganiserKeep Scotland BeautifulGlasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00) ThemeClimate Justice,Food & Agriculture

Event Details

Scotland’s Climate Festival is delighted to share their first in-person national Festival event in collaboration with Glasgow Science Centre. A screening of new documentary The Ants and the Grasshopper, followed by a discussion and Q&A with co-director/producer Raj Patel.

The documentary charts the story of two women from Malawi, Anita Chitaya (the narrator) and Esther Lupafya, two community activists, who travel to America to talk to farmers and community leaders about climate change. Over the course of their journey, they share their experiences of climate change and how it is impacting their lives and community with the people they meet.

‘The Ants and the Grasshopper’ is a film by Raj Patel, the author of’Stuffed and Starved’, and Zak Piper, an Emmy-award winning producer.

Before the film there will be networking time with light refreshments, and the screening will be followed by a virtual discussion and Q&A.


Raj Patel is a James Beard Award winning activist and New York Times bestselling writer. He has testified about food and hunger to the US, UK and EU governments, and his book on the food system, ‘Stuffed and Starved’, has been translated into a dozen languages. He worked for the World Bank and WTO and was tear-gassed on four continents protesting against them. His academic career spans Oxford, the London School of Economics, Cornell University, the University of California at Berkeley where he taught with Michael Pollan. He is currently a research professor at Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin.

About Scotland’s Climate Festival

This event is part of Scotland’s Climate Festival, supporting communities across the country to plan and deliver their own local climate festivals, alongside our national event series. Scotland’s Climate Festival is supported by funding from the Scottish Government.

Find out more at: https://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/climatefestivalscot and follow us @KSBScotland #ClimateFestivalScot



(Monday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00)


Glasgow Science Centre

50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA