OFAB Uganda Chapter screening of Uplifting Documentary “Food Evolution” in Kampala was a big success.
The one special one-time screening of a film that explores an inconvenient truth for organic boosters left Ugandans wanting more.
OFAB Uganda Chapter hosted the onetime screening of the documentary “Food Evolution” at Century Cinemax.
There was great turn at the two screenings held from 2pm to 4pm and from 4pm to 6pm on Thursday 19th July 2018, Acacia Mall.
“Food Evolution” is narrated by the esteemed astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The film which features a number of Ugandan personalities, highlighted the importance of using science to help everyone – from parents to politicians, make better decisions.
Food Evolution has been screened on Capitol Hill, the National Academy of Sciences, the European Parliament, the FAO, and now we are proud to add Uganda to the list.
In relation to this, Oscar Award nominee and Director of Food Evolution Movie, Scott Hamilton Kennedy was present in Kampala for the screening at Acacia. He was hosted by Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB), a project of African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF).
Through OFAB Uganda Chapter, The Alliance for Science and Food Evolution partnership, the movie which premiered in US theatres was shown free to audiences in Uganda which included students, farmers, policy makers, celebrities, media personalities & community influencers among others.
During the moderation session, Food Evolution film director Scott Hamilton Kennedy informed the audience that made this movie to reset the conversation of GMOS and that he was in Kampala to defend science.
Food Evolution is set amidst a brutally polarized debate marked by fear, distrust and confusion: the controversy surrounding GMOs and Food.
Travelling from Hawaiian Papaya groves to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Lowa – USA, Food Evolution wrestles with the emotions and the evidence driving one of the most heated arguments of our time.
“GMOs have been tested for safety by the world top most prestigious scientific institutions with focus on health and safety of humans, biodiversity and environment and have concluded that GMOs and conventionally breed crops have no difference in terms of causing risks to human health and the environment and have been consumed for over 20 years with no recorded negative effect on humans and environment,” Clet Wandui Masiga – Bio Scientist
Who is Scott Hamiliton Kennedy?
Scott Hamilton Kennedy is an Academy Award nominee and Director of Food Evolution Movie; he is a writer, director, producer, cameraman, and editor. He has worked on everything from documentary and scripted film with legends like Roger Corman, directed music videos like Jimmy Cliff’s international hit, “I can See Clearly Now,” to commercials, motion capture animation, scripted and reality television.
The film was screened free of charge in association with OFAB Uganda Chapter to raise understanding and appreciation of agricultural biotechnology and its contribution to agricultural and societal development for informed decision making and communities.