The Ants & The Grasshopper

PREMIERE DESIGNATION
Vermont

WINNER
Gaia Prize for Environmental Filmmaking

SYNOPSIS 
How do you change someone’s mind about the most important thing in the world? Anita Chitaya 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. 

AWARDS
Award: Moving Mountains Award, Mountainfilm
Press: Interview with Anita Chitaya, lead character, in The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-a-warming-planet/the-particular-psychology-of-destroying-a-planet
Forthcoming: Feature in The Guardian

SCREENING INFORMATION
Date: Sunday, August 29
Time: 7:45pm
Location: Town Hall Theater
Closing Night Film

CREDITS
Directors: Raj Patel, Zak Piper [Attending MNFF7]
Producers: Raj Patel, Zak Piper, Peter Mazunda, Rachel Wexler

FILM INFORMATION
Genre: Documentary
Length: 74m
Location: United States
Language: English, Various Other Languages w/English subtitles