On Tuesday, Transition Newcastle is hosting the Newcastle premier of Growing Change, a documentary about the future of food production. Simon Cunich, a young film maker who studied in Newcastle,worked on the documentary for 12 months. He visited community gardens in Sydney, interviewed SBS TV presenter Costa Georgiadis and prominent author and academic Raj Pateland, and visited some farming co-operatives in Venezuela.
According to Simon, “The documentary looks at one of the most exciting experiments in the world to grow a fair and sustainable food system. I ended up in Venezuela where I’d heard about efforts to transform the country’s food system. I spent time in fishing villages, cocoa plantations and urban farms, exploring a really inspiring process.”
With the potential impact of climate change and peak oil, food security will be a major challenge for future generations. I’m looking forward to seeing what Simon has to say.