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Sustainable agriculture documentary ‘Raising Resistance’ to be shown Dec. 4

The Georgia Workshop on Culture, Power and History will screen the documentary Raising Resistance Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. in Room 207 of the Miller Learning Center. The screening, part of a film series sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute and the sociology department, is open free to the public.

The film series is part of the collaborative project by the Georgia Workshop on Culture, History and Power through the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the Latin American Sustainable Agriculture initiative. The project seeks to engage some of the most pressing questions of the ability to derive sustainable agriculture production from Latin America while also ensuring the congruent development of local communities.

The project encompasses a speaker series and a film series, where the films reflect upon the overall topics presented by the speakers. The documentary will follow a presentation by Pablo Lapegna, an assistant professor of sociology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies and organizer of the event, on the influence of genetically modified crops.

Winner of 15 international film awards, the documentary analyzes the actors and issues associated with genetically modified crops in Paraguay, specifically soy, agribusiness, small farmers and associated implications. After the screening, there will be a question-and-answer session with Raising Resistance director David Bernet via Skype from Germany.