OCT FFE Eco-Film “The Ants & the Grasshopper” via Zoom

View & discuss the film “The Ants & the Grasshopper” Tuesday, October 10 via Zoom

Join us on Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 in the evening, as we view and discuss this hopeful and eye-opening film for understanding and change. Register today for this free opportunity!

How do you change someone’s mind about the most important thing in the world? Anita Chitaya is trying to do just that. She 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. According to the website https://www.antsandgrasshopper.org, 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.

Scroll down to begin the Zoom registration process. Due to low registration numbers since Covid, there will be no in-person event at Tau Center in Kirkwood. Upon Zoom registration, you will receive an email response that contains a Zoom link. Please save and flag/star this email so you can find that link to log in on the evening of October 10 at 6:15 pm (the presentation begins at 6:30, but we ask everyone to log in at 6:15 in case there are difficulties). We will attempt to email reminders to Zoom registrants one day and one hour before the event that will also contain the link, but they seem to be inconsistent in delivery. When you log into Zoom, you may go into a “waiting room” — your patience is appreciated.

Franciscans For Earth (FFE) was created by the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help to educate, advocate and collaborate on behalf of our Common Home and all its inhabitants. To learn about our free FFE Eco-Series events offered in the future, sign up to receive the Franciscan Spirit. Print editions are published twice a year; supplemental online editions and those containing pdf files of the print edition are delivered to your inbox throughout the year.