CUSLAR, Latin-American Studies Program and Latino Studies Program Present the Film:
Soil, Struggle and Justice:
Agroecology in the Brazilian Landless Movement
With filmmaker Andreas Hernandez
7pm, Tuesday February 25th
History of Art Gallery, Goldwin Smith Hall Basement level,
This documentary is the story of a cooperative of the Brazilian Landless Movement (MST) in the South of Brazil, which struggled for access to land and then transitioned to ecological agriculture, or agroecology. This MST cooperative is demonstrating the possibility of an alternative model of flourishing rural life, which provides thriving livelihoods for farmers, produces high quality and low cost food for the region, and rehabilitates the earth.
Andreas Hernandez is Chair of the Department of International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.