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"Kombit: The Cooperative", A Film Screening

Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, Arnhold Hall, Room I-202 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

Join The New School for a special film screening of KOMBIT: The Cooperative, presented by the Food Studies Program.

KOMBIT: The Cooperative” chronicles an inspiring journey to help rebuild Haiti that began in 2010, via an innovative, self sustaining farming model created by a partnership between Timberland and the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA). The film highlights the tremendous success of the model including the planting of nearly five million trees, the revitalization of a smallholder farming community, and the development of an export market for farmers to sell moringa and limes.

In the words of Director Gabriel London, “as KOMBIT begins, you see a Haitian community accustomed to broken promises and intractable problems being promised solutions and a way forward. We didn’t know where that would lead. For the next five years, the unfolding story became the vehicle to explore what goes right and what goes wrong as an unlikely set of allies tackle twin challenges of farmers’ livelihoods and epic deforestation. In that way, we weren’t just presenting a model, we were testing it, recording it and finding its real impact.”

Following the film screening, Producer Charlie Sadoff and Editor Leah Goudsmit, will join us to discuss and answer audience questions, moderated by Fabio Parasecoli, Director of Food Studies Initiatives at The New School. Come and take part in meaningful discussion surrounding the intersections of food, climate, agriculture, and economic development. To attend, please register at the top right button. 

Sponsored by the Food Studies Program at The New School.

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