CineClub: Landless farmers in Brazil

Thursday 25th February 2010, 6:30 pm
Free entry (donations welcome!)

Season: The land is for the people

Featuring a short introduction to the film series  “The land is for the people”, we have the pleasure to screen the movie:

“MST: Landless farmers and the biggest march in Brazilian history” – “For 17 days, 12,000 members of the Movimento sem Terra, the Brazilian landless movement, rose before dawn and hit the motorway, creating a red column stretching four kilometers as they bore down on the capital Brasília in their bid for land reform…”.

MST is Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement, or in Portuguese Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST), the largest social movement in Latin America with an estimated 1.5 million landless members organized in 23 out 27 states. The MST carries out long-overdue land reform in a country mired by unjust land distribution.

Alex Kawakami is a MST representative who will host the session and make comments upon the film and MST works in Brazil. Prof. Else Vieira, from the Queen Mary School of Languages, Linguistics and Film (University of London) will be also among us and will engage in dialogue with the film by showing a relevant part of a database she made about the MST: “The Sights and Voices of Dispossession: The Fight for the Land and the Emerging Culture of the MST (The Movement of the Landless Rural Workers of Brazil)”

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One Response to “CineClub: Landless farmers in Brazil

  1. I will be there tonight :-)

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