The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Southwest Folklife Alliance are screening a 15-minute documentary -- produced by the College of SBS and SFA -- titled "Food, Water, and Traditional Knowledge in Arid Lands." The film emerged from the Food and Water in Arid Lands conference held at the UA this spring.
Following the free film showing -- which will be held at the Loft Cinema on April 23 at 2 p.m. -- a panel of community experts, including people from the film, will dicuss "Tools for policy, organizing, and action."
Description of the film
Human beings are putting more stress on our food and water delivery systems than ever before. While some may look to emerging technologies, there is a growing acknowledgement that Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous practices hold tremendous promise for food security in times of population growth, economic inequality, and changing climates.
In this film, practitioners and teachers of Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge from the Southwestern United States and around the globe share their insights on multigenerational, community-based, and culturally-embedded models of food and water sustainability in arid lands.
These models are important for food and water security, but even more, they can also help ensure social justice, economic justice, human rights, and political autonomy across the globe.