Monday, July 11th: Documentary screening and disussion – China’s meat industry

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Date(s) - Monday, July 11 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Apartment

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As China’s Ministry of Health’s recently-published dietary guidelines urge citizens to eat less meat, we revisit the staggering impact of China’s increasingly protein-rich diet with a talk by the director Jian Yi and the screening of his two short documentaries.

First – the documentary What’s For Dinner?(2009)  looks into the rapidly growing consumption of meat in China and the increasing industrialization of agriculture. Through interactions with people across Chinese society, the film examines the impact this big shift in food production and consumption is having on sustainability, public health, food security, climate change, and animal welfare.

Following will be the sequel Six Years on, What’s For Dinner? (2015) revisiting the places and people (including the film crew) in the 2009 film, and posing questions about the future of the country’s food production and consumption.

Jian Yi will then open the floor to questions.

About the Speaker:

Jian Yi is an independent filmmaker and cultural activist based in Beijing and Jiangxi. He is the founder of IFChina, a citizen participatory NGO focusing on collecting social memories.  Jian Yi films have won international awards and been shown around the globe, including at New York’s MoMA, the Venice Biennial.  He directed What’s For Dinner?, the first China-made documentary on meat consumption and its social and environmental costs.  Jian Yi got his MAs from the University of Notre Dame and Beijing Broadcasting Institute.  He’s a 2009 Yale World Fellow.
 Venue: The Apartment – 4th floor, Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Lu, Xuhui
Monday, 11th July 2016
 7pm – 9pm (doors open at 7pm, talk starts at 7.30pm)
50RMB SFCC members; 150RMB non-members
Price includes drinks and canapés


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