In the upcoming years, we will be producing a documentary film examining the history of food crises and community responses in a transnational frame. Conducted democratically, documentary film is a powerful means for vulnerable people to image their world for others. It mobilizes knowledge well beyond academia, regardless of literacy levels, and is ideally suited to this community-rooted transnational project.
International Food Sovereignty Summit
From September 2-3 2019, research and community members from Canada, Colombia, Jordan, and South Africa came together to discuss their on-going food sovereignty issues and share their research and activism priorities. The research and activism priorities established through this international summit were subsequently used to guide the Four Stories About Food Sovereignty project going forwards.
The first half of the summit was hosted by the T'Sou-ke First Nation, where Chief Gordon Planes shared T'Sou-ke food sovereignty practices and concerns with the delegates.
At the end of the summit, the University of Victoria and the Centre for Global Studies hosted a public panel on food sovereignty, where the delegates shared their stories, their concerns, and their strategies with the Victoria community.