In Our Hands

Transition Town Reading and Reading Food Growing Network, in partnership with World Film Club, present a screening of "In Our Hands".

In Our HandsThe film will be screened in the Conference Hall at RISC, from 7:30pm on Wednesday 6th February 2019 and will be followed by a short discussion.

Suggested donation £3.

In Our Hands has been made throughout the tumultuous year of the Brexit referendum as a collaboration between the small scale farmers’ union the Landworkers’ Alliance, and Black Bark films. It has been made to bring people together to think about their food and to bust the myth of the industrial farming system.

Our current industrial food system is like a vast wheezing giant, it’s propped up by an outdated subsidy system that pays out to landowners, rather than land workers, and leaves many farmers adrift in its wake. But from the hedgerows and by-roads, in the fields and in the furrows can be heard the stirring of change. Stories of struggle from the global South have spread like pollen on the wind and inspired farmers around us. They have learned of the idea of Food Sovereignty and have heard of a global movement to take back control of the food system. A new agricultural landscape is emerging, one that will bring back life to the soil, a fair wage to the farmer and a flavour to the tomato.

The Landworkers' Alliance and Black Bark Films decided to unearth the farms and farmers that are making this change happen every day. In Our Hands is the inspiring story of real life farmers taking on the might of the industrial food system and taking back control of their lives. We stand on the brink, the future is uncertain, but the seeds of a better food system are quite simply … In Our Hands!

See the In Our Hands website to read more about the film.

Please help to advertise this event: print out and display our poster, tell your friends about the event on Facebook and other social media.