Event Details

Seeds of Freedom

Time: March 16, 2013 from 7pm to 8pm
Location: CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)
Street: 123 4th Ave, 2nd FL
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.crsny.org
Phone: 212-677-8621
Event Type: dance, and, film, screening
Organized By: Christopher Pelham
Latest Activity: Nov 15, 2015

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Event Description

CRS FILM+VIDEO SHOW & TELL invites you to screen and discuss the documentary film "Seeds of Freedom," (30 min). African/Butoh dancer Juri Nishio will offer a short dance performance as a prayer to the farmers of Africa. 

Narrated by Jeremy Irons, "Seeds of Freedom" is a landmark film from The Gaia Foundation and African Biodiversity Network. The story of seed has become one of loss, control, dependence and debt. It’s been written by those who want to make vast profit from our food system, no matter what the true cost. It’s time to change the story.

"Seeds of Freedom" charts the story of seed from its place at the heart of traditional, diversity-rich farming systems across the world, to its transformation into a powerful commodity, used to monopolise the global food system.

The screening is FREE but seating is limited. RSVPing does NOT guarantee a chair!

This film is co-produced by The Gaia Foundation www.gaiafoundation.org and the African Biodiversity Network www.africanbiodiversity.org

About Choreographer/Dancer Juri Nishio

Juri NishioJuri Nishio is a performance artist living in Brooklyn, NY.  Her dance journey began in 2000 when Juri visited Senegal to participate in workshop with the family of the renown drummer Doudou N'Diaye Rose. She came to NY 2003 to investigate contemporary African Dance forms and in 2006 completed the Int'l Student Independent Study program at The Ailey School.

Her work includes choreographed dances with  Nora Chipaumire, Camille A Brown, the Urban Bush Women Apprenticeship program, and Maimouna Keita School of African Dance (Marie Basse Wiles). She is currently dancing with Vangeline.

She has presented her solo works at Laguardia Comm. College, The Flea, Daibosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji, Charles Moore Dance Theater, Spring Field college, Trinity College, CRS, The Ailey School, Hunter College and elsewhere.

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