Film screening and discussion: The Millet Sisters – Food, Water and Nutrition in rural India
Many small-scale farmers are facing great challenges in terms of droughts and poor soils, affecting their access to nutritious food and their livelihoods. The Millet Sisters is a network of female farmers growing millets, a dry land crop which requires less water but has high nutritional value. Can crops such as millets be the answer to food security?
Join us for a screening of the short film “Millet Sisters of Medak” by Tejaswi Dantuluri and discuss food security, women’s empowerment and community media.
Tejaswi Dantuluri is a post graduate in Communication and Media studies from University of Hyderabad. She is a documentary film maker and development communication expert. Tejaswi has been researching on women, agro-ecology, indigenous knowledge systems and have made several films on women empowerment, community media and sustainable agriculture. She has participated and presented her work at several national and international platforms including Slow food international conference and Food Secure Canada’s 9th assembly held at Toronto.
Venue name: SIWI ‘Ocean’
Venue address: Linnégatan 87A, Stockholm
14.00 Welcome, Swedish Water House
14.05 Introduction Water, food and nutrition, Prof Jan Lundqvist, SIWI
14.15 Film screening “Millet Sister of Medak” and presentation, Tejaswi Dantuluri
14.35 Questions and open discussion