Films on Food at Farms - Free Screening of The Ant and the Grasshopper


Join Slow Food Utah, the Utah Food Coalition, Wasatch Community Gardens, and the Utah Film Center for the return of Films on Food at Farms! We’re kicking off our second season with a free screening of The Ant and the Grasshopper at Wasatch Community Gardens Campus (629 E 800 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102). This event starts at 8:00 pm and the film will begin at sundown (about 9:00 pm). Run time is 74 minutes.

Bring a picnic or order ahead from Slow Food Snail of Approval Awardee, Central 9th Market, (nonvegan & vegan sandwiches with side salad and chips) and they'll deliver to WCG for pickup at 8:00 pm! Link to order:

Orders must be placed by Tuesday, May 30th at 5 pm! Any trash must be taken out with you.

Please bring your own chairs (folding or camping chair preferred) as we will be seated around the garden. Blankets are not ideal as they take up more room and space is limited. For ADA accommodations, text Kim at 801-509-1208.

Street parking is available on 800 S & 600 E. Bike racks also available. Please no parking on Green St. or in the lot behind the campus. This event is FREE, but will be capped at 60 people so please wait to register until you know you can make it and let us know if you need to cancel your registration.

About The Ant and the Grasshopper:

Anita Chitaya has a gift; she can help bring abundant food from dead soil, she can make men fight for gender equality, and she can end child hunger in her village. Now, to save her home from extreme weather, she faces her greatest challenge: persuading Americans that climate change is real.

Traveling from Malawi to California to the White House, she meets climate skeptics and despairing farmers. Her journey takes her across all the divisions shaping the US, from the rural-urban divide, to schisms of race, class and gender, to the thinking that allows Americans to believe we live on a different planet from everyone else. It will take all her skill and experience to persuade us that we’re all in this together.

This documentary, ten years in the making, weaves together the most urgent themes of our times: climate change, gender and racial inequality, the gaps between the rich and the poor, and the ideas that groups around the world have generated in order to save the planet.

Watch the trailer here.