20th Annual Human Rights Watch Canada Film Festival
Date: Friday, March 10, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Location: Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St W, Toronto
PEN Canada is a community partner of the 2023 Human Rights Watch Film Festival again this year.
The Grab reveals a new world order in which global power will be held by those who control not oil, but food.
Introductory remarks by Farida Deif, Canada director at Human Rights Watch, followed by a conversation with The Grab filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal.
Quietly and seemingly out of sight, governments, financial investors, and private security forces are dividing up the world’s last remaining food and water resources. Communities are forced to stand by as their aquifers are sucked dry, and land they have owned for generations is grabbed from under their feet. As the scale of the run on natural resources is uncovered by a team of investigative reporters, issues bubble to the surface in real time. Russia’s attack on Ukraine uses food access as a geopolitical tool, and global food prices hit an all-time high.