Blood, sweat and tears … yes, making a movie is quite a long and demanding process, but rewarding in the end.
I am happy to present to you the first short documentary movie I ever made… with of course the help of a very good filmmaker.
You want to learn more about the project on tea I am working on and the way Vredeseilanden links farmers to markets, or you want to visit Vietnam and want to get an idea of what the people and the landscape look like, please take 10′ to sit back, relax and enjoy the film!
I came across this interesting documentary “The last farmer” by Giuliano Girelli. It talks about the big challenges we are facing today in a globalised world ever more dominated by multinationals neither concerned about the environment or poor people’s access to food. Working in Vietnam or elsewhere on sustainable agricultural value chain development through supporting smallscale farmers it is nice to see this film as it again confirms the importance of our work.
Farmers produce food for 70% of the planet’s population, whereas industrial agriculture covers no more than 30% of it. Nonetheless 2.8 million people in the world live on less than 2 dollars a day. Most of these people are farmers or ex-farmers who now live in shanty towns of one of the big cities of the world. This documentary is about them, about globalization and therefore also about us.
The Last Farmer explores the dramatic consequences of neoliberalism and globalization on the lives of small farmers in the world.
Not long after our Christmas and New Year’s celebrations Tet arrived, Vietnam’s most longed-for and biggest annual holiday. The Lunar New Year, Tet 2012 welcomed the year of the Dragon on the 23rd of January, a very special year, as the dragon is the only mythical creature on the lunar calendar, which has the potential to breathe life-changing fire, to be magical, even mythical. Lees verder / En savoir plus »
Het is opvallend hoe we spontaan geuren associëren met ervaringen, herinneringen, plaatsen etc. Ik beaam nu dat Azië een zeer aparte geur heeft, best te beschrijven als een vochtige mengeling van dampende Pho (noodle soep), look, stof, uitlaatgassen, en een vleugje jasmijn, dat je af en toe aangenaam verrast. De warme, vochtige Hanoi-lucht mag nog binnen, wetende dat we ze binnen enkele weken omruilen voor de airco.